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Grants and Funding

Grants awarded by us

See a list of all the grants awarded by Historic Environment Scotland.

Every Historic Environment Scotland (HES) grant made since 1 April 2019 is listed below. A list of grants made in previous years can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

Grants awarded 2019-20

Recipient Project Scheme Grant Date
Fife Council Inverkeithing CARS CARS £1,007,700 31/03/2020
East Ayrshire Council Mauchline CARS CARS £1,119,800 31/03/2020
Smyllum House Smyllum House - supplementary HERG £11,462 31/03/2020
Auchindrain Trust Auchindrain Trust OSF £195,000 26/03/2020
Campeltown Community Council Campbeltown Cross Conservation and Improvement HESF £11,000 25/03/2020
Glasgow Life The Burrell Collection HERG £500,000 25/03/2020
Kelso Heritage Trust Kelso Abbey Community Orchard Resource Pack HESF £1,900 23/03/2020
Glenkens Community & Arts Trust Viking Encampment at Crossmichael HESF £3,500 20/03/2020
Council for British Archaeology Publication: SERF Vol.2 Archaeology £16,605 19/03/2020
Council for British Archaeology Publication: SERF Vol.1 Archaeology £12,817 19/03/2020
Neil Stewart Hooper West Ardrasaig Cottage thatching HESF £8,000 19/03/2020
Friends of the Argyll Papers Tiree creative project HESF £19,000 18/03/2020
Bridgend Farmhouse Stone wall training project HESF £4,992 17/03/2020
GalGael Trust Traditional woodcraft training HESF £32,329 17/03/2020
Comhairle Nan Eilean Sair CNES Thatching grants HESF £6,625 17/03/2020
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust West Boathouse HERG £360,000 16/03/2020
Moffat Heritage Moffat Heritage HESF £5,882 16/03/2020
The Scottish Lime Centre Trust Traditional Skills Training and Provision of Bursaries HESF £22,000 16/03/2020
Argyll and Bute Council Lochgilphead CARS CARS £969,700 16/03/2020
Architectural Heritage Fund Heritage Impact Fund OSF £767,000 03/03/2020
New Lanark Trust Annual Maintenance of the WHS OSF £180,000 14/02/2020
Arts and Business Scotland Building Capacity: Developing Skills OSF £282,038 06/02/2020
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Publication - Darkness Visible: The Sculptor’s Cave, Covesea, from the Bronze Age to the Picts Archaeology £17,202 05/02/2020
The Finlaggan Trust Finlaggan walkway HESF £29,496 31/01/2020
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Publication Publication - Chapel-sites on the Isle of Lewis: Results of the Lewis Coastal Chapel-sites Survey Archaeology £2,800 29/01/2020
University of Aberdeen The Citadel project Archaeology £257,431 29/01/2020
Cousland Smiddy Trust Cousland Smiddy HERG £15,782 24/01/2020
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 1. Dig It Phase 2 2. SCARF OSF £20,196 23/01/2020
The SCAPE Trust The SCAPE Trust: CoastArch Archaeology £470,353 23/01/2020
Citizen's Theatre Citizen's Theatre HERG £782,000 22/01/2020
West Coast Archaeology Service - Steven A Birch High Pasture Caves & Environs - Final Publication Archaeology £38,220 20/01/2020
Archaeology Scotland - Eila Maqueen Understanding Scottish Graveyards & Gravestone Symbols Archaeology £2,020 17/01/2019
Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Can You Dig It 2 Archaeology £45,000 16/01/2020
Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands FACET - Facilitated Community Engagement Training Archaeology £18,000 16/01/2020
Highland Council Highland Archaeology Festival Archaeology £6,255 16/01/2020
The Abbotsford Trust 2020-2021 The Abbotsford Trust OSF £26,760 16/01/2020
Urras nan Tursachan Urras nan Tursachan OSF £89,910 16/01/2020
Chartered Institutes for Archaeologists CIfA - Supporting Scotlands Archaeology Archaeology £10,806 16/01/2020
Archaeology Scotland New Audiences for Archaeology OSF £30,000 16/01/2020
Ullapool Museum Lost Inverlael Archaeology £68,250 15/01/2020
Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership Voices from the Lost Villages; Place Name History OSF £67,904 14/01/2020
Argyll Mausoleum Limited East Cowal Heritage Outdoors Trail (ECHO Trail) OSF £18,112 13/01/2020
Historic Churches Scotland Historic Churches Scotland OSF £60,000 13/01/2020
Japanese Garden at Cowden Castle Team Room Interpretation OSF £55,000 13/01/2020
David Livingstone Centre Scottish National Museum/ David Livingstone Trust HERG £41,000 13/01/2020
Comrie Development Trust Cultybraggan Camp HERG £108,810 10/01/2020
University of Stirling Scottish Medieval Castles & Chapels Archaeology £3,908 10/01/2020
ALGAO: Scotland Archaeological Finds in Museums - Before the Museum Archaeology £20,848 10/01/2020
Guard Archaeology Limited Publication - The Excavations at Achnahaird Sands Archaeology £5,808 07/01/2020
Castle Roy Castle Roy HERG £82,311 18/12/2019
Landmark Trust Fairburn Tower HERG £454,850 19/11/2019
The Clan Mackenzie Charitable Trust Castle Leod - Victorian Office Annex HERG £14,017 14/11/2019
Highland Council Inverness Town House - Phase 3 HERG £400,000 07/11/2019
The WASPS Trust Inverness Creative Academy HERG £500,000 07/11/2019
Sidestone Press Publication: Rural Settlement. Relating buildings, landscape and people in the European Iron Age Archaeology £5,440 06/11/2019
Hospitalfield Trust Hospitalfield House - Phase 1 HERG £92,387 04/11/2019
Orkney Islands Council Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum HERG £337,585 29/10/2019
Creetown Building Preservation Trust St Josephs Church Creetown HERG £43,197 17/10/2019
Industrial Museums Scotland Powering our People HESF £14,712 15/10/2019
North of Scotland Archaeological Society Conon Stones HESF £5,000 09/10/2019
Lisa Roberts Dunboraig Cottage HESF £3,250 09/10/2019
Alexander Gibbons Priorslynn Bothy HESF £14,750 09/10/2019
Dunollie Projects Ltd Dunollie Castle HERG £141,605 09/10/2019
Patrick Boyle, 10th Earl of Glasgow Kelburn Castle Phase 2 HERG £51,633 09/10/2019
North West Mull Community Woodland Company Thatching - North West Mull HESF £1,500 25/09/2019
Howmore Church of Scotland Howmore Church GPOW £35,000 24/09/2019
Greenside Parish Church Greenside Parish Church Edinburgh HERG £43,650 24/09/2019
Guard Archaeology Ltd Publication: A little earth above the stone: Archaeological Investigations 2006-2012 Archaeology £3,234 21/08/2019
Aberdeenshire Council Tullich Kirk HERG £16,354 07/08/2019
Auchindrain Trust Auchindrain Trust OSF £135,797 07/08/2019
Auchindrain Trust Auchindrain Township operational costs OSF £92,500 07/08/2019
New Lanark Trust New Lanark Annual Maintenance Plan OSF £180,000 23/07/2019
Scottish Borders Council Hawick CARS CARS £1,314,800 05/07/2019
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Publication: Interdisciplinary approaches to a connected landscape: Upland survey in the Northern Ochils Archaeology £3,000 16/07/2019
St Machars Cathedral, Chuch of Scotland St Machars Cathedral GPW £300,000 04/07/2019
Vestry of St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Dumfries GPW £69,000 25/06/2019
Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust Building Skills - Inspiring Futures HESF £20,000 18/06/2019
No Holds Barred Tarlair Swimming Pool HESF £5,978 18/06/2019
Leadhills Heritage Trust Lead Mining Conference HESF £528 18/06/2019
Civic Room Events and Legacy Publication HESF £4,000 18/06/2019
The Ridge Foundation CIC Traditional Skills Training HESF £46,532 18/06/2019
Falkirk Council Carron Works HESF £3,500 18/06/2019
Scottish Council on Archives Workshops for heritage groups HESF £2,920 17/06/2019
Institute of Conservation on Scotland Group Up-skilling opportunities for early-career conservators and technical staff HESF £4,261 17/06/2019
GalGael Trust Practical woodwork skills training HESF £32,329 17/06/2019
Gatliff Hebridean Hostels Trust Re-thatching of Berneray Hostel and Annexe HESF £18,525 17/06/2019
Knockandoo Woolmill Trust Restoration of Dobcross loom HESF £15,000 17/06/2019
Sidestone Press, Van Woerdekom Publication - Scotland in Early Medieval Europe Archaeology £1,000 12/06/2019
Cromarty Harbour Trust Cromarty Harbour HERG £393,410 24/05/2019
Caithness Broch Project Ousdale Broch HERG £72,320 15/05/2019
Architectural Heritage Fund Heritage Impact Fund OSF £225,000 06/05/2019
Cove Burgh Hall Ltd Cove Burgh Hall HERG £70,484 02/05/2019
Cowane's Hospital Trust Cowane's Hospital HERG £321,985 30/04/2019
Smyllum House Smyllum House - supplementary HERG £15,000 30/04/2019
St John's, Church of Scotland St John's Church, Gourock GPW £120,000 29/04/2019
University of York Publication - Excavation at Aberdeen's Carmelite Friary, 1980-1994 Archaeology £3,600 24/04/2019

Key to schemes:
CARS - Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme
GPW - Grants for Places of Worship
HERG - Historic Environment Repair Grant
HESF - Historic Environment Support Fund
OSF - Organisational Support Fund

Find out more about grants and funding

Previous years grants

Grants Awarded 2018-19 [PDF, 535KB]

Grants Awarded 2017-18 [PDF, 132KB] 

Grants Awarded 2016-17 [PDF, 141KB]

Grants Awarded 2015-16 [PDF, 118KB]


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