THE GLASGOW CHRONICLE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1847
DESTRUCTION OF SHANDON HOUSE BY FIRE
On Wednesday morning, about 6 o’clock, the inmates of the mansion-house of Walter Buchanan, Esq, of Shandon, were roused by fire breaking out in the upper part of the building, which, with the exception of the two wings, was in a very short time entirely burnt to the ground.
The people in the neighbourhood assembled in great numbers to render their assistance, and, ably directed by Mr Robert Napier, they succeeded in saving a part of the furniture and effects. It is presumed that fire had arisen from the ignition of a beam of timber in connection with one of the vents. It is understood that the property is insured.