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29 October 2019

£37,712 boost for Scottish heritage projects

Historic Environment Scotland announces the latest round of its Support Fund recipients

small whitewashed thatched cottage by the sea.

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has awarded £37,712 to heritage projects across Scotland as part of its Historic Environment Support Fund.

The projects which have been awarded funding are:

  • £14,750 to thatch the Category A Priorslynn Byre which is located in Dumfries and Galloway and currently on the Buildings at Risk Register. The project aims to re-establish a viable, sustainable long-term use for the building.
  • £14,712 to Industrial Museums Scotland for a project to create a resource of trained museum staff and volunteers that will allow for the care and conservation of industrial heritage, through training, work shadowing and workplace exchanges.
  • £5,000 to North of Scotland Archaeological Society for a project to save, conserve and display two newly discovered early Christian stones in the Highlands. The stones were discovered during a recent survey of a neglected burial ground and include a new richly decorated Class II Pictish stone and an early Christian cross-marked stone.
  • £3,250 for a project to rethatch Dunboraig cottage on Tiree in the Inner Hebrides which is one of only seven thatched houses left on the island.

Amy Eastwood, Head of Grants at HES, said:

These projects are undertaking invaluable work to protect, manage and celebrate Scotland’s heritage.

"Whether it’s through training the next generation, conserving ancient artefacts or thatching historic buildings, each project has demonstrated its contribution to ensuring our historic environment is protected for the future.”

The Historic Environment Support Fund is used to support various one-off, heritage-related projects in Scotland. The applications are open throughout the year and are considered in three batches. The next closing date is 30 November 2019.

Find out more about HES grants

About Historic Environment Scotland (HES)

  • We are the lead public body charged with caring for, protecting and promoting the historic environment. We will lead on delivering Scotland’s first strategy for the historic environment, Our Place in Time.
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For further information, please contact:

Stacey Dent
Historic Environment Scotland Media Office
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