The yard comprises a formal courtyard arrangement of agricultural buildings and farm-workers accommodation with Italianate urns, axial doocot tower and bell head which compliment the extravagant Georgian Mansion to the West.
The main aims of this study are to identify the most beneficial use for the building(s), demonstrate potential financial viability for its use, outline the buildings importance in conservation terms, assess the social and public benefits of the scheme and propose a sustainable future for the category B-listed Midden Court complex. It is envisaged that Midden Court will be sympathetically restored and converted to serve as a mixed-use commercial venue with integrated links to the local school. A new-build hall is to be formed within the inner court to provide a large-scale multi-purpose concourse suitable for assemblies, performing arts, rehearsals, and exhibitions. The clear benefit of this project is that it will bring historically significant buildings back to being a focal point and an asset to the local community, ensure the unique heritage and dialect of Whalsay is protected and maintained, while attracting tourists to the island.