43 West High Street
No 43 West High Street is a fine example of a 19th century single storey cottage of whinstone rubble, formed by merging two 3 bay cottages. This is a category B listed building with original internal features.
This property was recently featured in the Scottish Civic Trust 'Buildings at Risk' register and was shown on National TV in an attempt to find a restoring owner. The property was purchased in 1999 and work is underway to make the property habitable once again.
On the right hand side of the street opposite No 43 is No 48 West High Street.
J Hardie Electrician, 48 West High Street (11)
In the mid 19th century this property became the library where 476 volumes were in stock and evening lectures were held.
Cross over West High Street to Nos 31 and 33 on the left hand side. The National Trust (as part of their Little Houses scheme) restored these properties in 1979. Note the tiny close between these buildings. This leads through to another property behind the main High Street.
Stay on the left hand side of the road until you reach Symington Place.