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Menotti's castle is crumbling

An intriguing story from today's Herald newspaper relating to 93 year old composer Carlos Menotti, best-known for his popular Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors. Mr Menotti apparently owns the historic Scottish castle Yester Castle, near Gifford, East Lothian.

But according to Historic Scotland, the castle walls are crumbling and the site is overgrown with trees. Mr Menotti has not responding to a series of letters urging him to allow workmen onto the site to repair the castle.

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