Work to consolidate the ruin began in 1989 and the tower was completed in the late 1990’s as a family home for Dr John Douglas Ferguson, his wife and daughter.  Architectural design was undertaken by Ian Begg (Edinburgh) and  supervision and detailed design by Pat Lorimer (Ayr).

A number of friends gave generously with their time, skill and advice, in particular Brian Donaghy, John Murdoch (Sorn), John Murdoch (Kirkoswald), Alec Docherty, Colin Beale and Roy Cairns.  Others who made significant contributions include, James Grant, Philip Flockhart, Danny Hamilton, Donald, David Craig, Alex Shaw and Tom Hans.