New Scottish houses may have built in "Glory Holes", under plans to improve the home like qualities of new build designs. A proposed new development of 3000 homes along the banks of Loch Ness will each have a glory hole, with larger properties having two or more.
Herb Eaverstinks, Chief Architect, recollected, "When I was growing up in Aviemore, my grandma used to call a walk-in wardrobe and store cupboard at the top of the stairs "the glory hole". In the little room she would keep boxes of old photos and old toys and other curiosities that kids were allowed to look for, like treasure etc.
"The term 'glory hole' was also used and known by that name by other people of the same generation round about there, who also kept things in these walk-in store cupboards / closets.
"I want to re-introduce this feature to improve the quality of life of people who move in here."