In 1998 Gunsgreen stood empty and had been virtually abandoned and its future hung in the balance. After years of institutional use little of value survived, windows were broken and interiors were half dismantled.
However that summer Gunsgreen was to be rescued. The Gunsgreen House Trust (Registered Scottish Charity No. 028062) was established . Since then this historic house has been restored and conserved. But more than that it now tells the tale of his history and its inhabitants.
The entrance floor and basement have been transformed from the Golf Club locker rooms to reflect their former use as Georgian reception rooms, the cellars are home to an interactive exhibition on the history of smuggling , highly fitting for the space where John Nisbet stored his merchandise in times gone by.