As you climb the spiral stone staircase from the main entrance and continue up past the great hall you come across the new attic. This is a room that extends the full length of the main hall and over the years has been used for various functions.
In 1926 there were two bedrooms located here for the Gardner’s and used for this function up as late as the 1960s.
In the 1970s the attic was used for storage but generally was never used and just gathered dust. It was not until the mid 1980s that the space was stripped back to the bare walls and the wooden struts of the roof made more secure.
The wooden walls were taken away and the low ceiling removed showing the beams. It was planned to make this area into a museum but never really took off, now it is just used as a meeting room for clan members.
The new attic may have been used as a secret place for the laird to listen into what was being said in the Great Hall below. There would have been a small grate or opening in the floor allowing conversations to be heard. This would be known as a "Laird's Lug", as the wooden floor has been replaced in the early 20th century any evidence of the "Lairds Lug" has been lost.
The New Attic initially may have been created to store goods and also used as a Lairds Lug but later on it was used as an additional bedroom for the lairds family. The only thing we can be sure of is what it was used for from the early 1900s onwards, but prior to that is guesswork.