Adjustor appointed to major loss at Raasay House fire

GAB Robins has been appointed to handle claims estimated to be in excess of £15 million following a major fire at Raasay House, an historic building on the Isle of Raasay, near the Isle of Skye.

The fire at the 258-year-old mansion, which was undergoing a major renovation programme, started in the early hours of Sunday 18th January 2009. Volunteer firefighters on the island were joined by firefighters from the Isle of Skye to bring the blaze under control. Raasay House has been an activity centre since 1984.

Access to the site is limited, but a full investigation into the cause and extent of the damage is being handled by GAB Robins’ major & complex loss team, which includes Ed High, Graham Bell and Iain McLennan.

Mike Jones, chief operating officer at GAB Robins, said: “The age of the building, its remoteness, and the scale of the damage it has received, makes this an interesting case for our team of adjusters in the area. At GAB Robins, we share the owner’s of Raasay House determination to reopen the property as quickly as possible, and we will be doing our utmost to achieve this.”