Arc Architects

The Moirlanich Longhouse is rare vernacular gem located near Killin. Grade ‘A’ listed and cared for by the NTS, the building was originally shared by people and their cattle and constructed with pine cruck frames, a thatched roof, box beds and a papier mache hanging lum.

Following concerns over the leaky roof and unstable walls, Arc managed a complex phase of repairs in 2011. These included repairs to the timber structure, renewal of the corrugated iron roof, and consolidation of the clay mortared rubble walls. Carried out with great care, the repairs are practically undetectable.

The roof repairs were especially complex, as the original thatch was preserved under the corrugated iron sheets. Surveyed and sampled by archaeologists during the works, the metal roof protecting it was reinstated with minimal disturbance.

This fascinating building is open to the public, see