First written records of the simple square house date back to the XVIth century with several extension built over the next 300 years, “1853” date can be found in several parts of the building. Some reports mention a total total of 37 rooms however I can’t find any official record of this.
In August 1940 the headquarters of Polish Camps in Scotland under the command of Lieutenant-General Stanisław Burhardt-Bukacki relocated from Glasgow to Eastend House and resided there until May 1941. A marble plaque hangs in the entrance hall reminding visitors to the house about its historic significance.
The Eastend House has been in the same hands since 1989, although some earlier records link it with the same family. At the time of my first visit the house was already in very poor condition and despite the current owner’s commitment to refurbish it, the decay continues. Collapsed walls and bare floor beams can be found in almost every room of the mansion making the exploration quite risky.