Lennox Herald : 2020-05-19

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10 www.lennoxhera­ld.co.uk 19.05.2020 JENNY FOULDS The future of the Hill House in Helensburg­h is uncertain after its owners announced a raft of redundanci­es as it faces a £28million loss. More than 420 staff at National Trust for Scotland (NTS) are at risk of redundancy as the organisati­on said it was in crisis due to the coronaviru­s pandemic. The conservati­on charity, which also owns Geilston Garden in Cardross, has launched a “radical” series of emergency actions to ensure its survival and to protect the “birthright of generation­s yet to come”. As well as placing 429 staff in its permanent workforce at risk of redundancy, it will approach grant-giving bodies and the Scottish Government for financial support and seek to sell nonheritag­e land and property. The trust said its income has been virtually eradicated during what is normally the busiest period for

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