Alick's cottage is as much a part of the Carlyle history as Craigenputtock House itself. Thomas and Jane Carlyle lived in the main house while Thomas's brother, Alick, lived in a cottage a short distance from the house. The Carlyles document and discuss Alick's cottage in great detail in their correspondence and other publications. However, since the Carlyles left Craigenputtock and bequeathed the estate to Edinburgh University and the passing of it to private hands in the 1950s, Alick's cottage has fallen into a state of disrepair. It is the aim of the current owner, Colin Carter-Campbell, and the Carlyle Craigenputtock Circle to faithfully restore Alick's cottage to how it was in Thomas Carlyle's day and to open it to the public.
Donations to the Carlyle Craigenputtock Circle are always gratefully received - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss making a donation.