Charity decides to close Netherbyres

Netherbyres
Netherbyres

Leonard Cheshire Foundation are to close Netherbyres House in Eyemouth as it is no longer economically viable for the charity to run it as a retirement home.

The house was first gifted to the Gardeners Benevolent Society by Colonel Simon Furness in the 1980s but Leonard Cheshire have been owners for the best part of a decade now.

Having grown up in the house as a boy Simon said he hoped it would be put to good use but was still unsure of its future.

Netherbyres’ three current residents, including one 103 year old have been told to find new accommodation by the of the year but have also been reassured the house won’t close until they’ve found a suitable alternative.