Winton House is grateful to the Scottish Field, Richard Bath, their photographer Angus Blackburn, and writer Nichola Hunter, who published this feature in June 2013. You can read the article below or see the published article Scottish Field feature on Francis & Dorothy June 2013 at Winton House here.
Winton House in East Lothian has a rich and varied heritage – but its present owner is also keen to bring the property into the modern world.
At Winton House by Pencaitland all is not what it seems. At first glance the property is a beautiful example of a house of Anglo-Scots Renaissance, but behind the scenes this is a house with a split personality and a very clear public and personal persona.
This is due in no small part to the current trustee Sir Francis Ogilvy, who took over the reins at Winton in 1992 when his father, Sir David Ogilvy died. He lives in the house with his wife Dorothy, a music teacher at George Watson’s College and their four children, whose ages range from seven to 13.