Eight Scottish sites to benefit from Building Repair Grants


22 August 2012
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imports_CESC_0-7gsef71g-100000_54111.jpg Eight Scottish sites to benefit from Building Repair Grants
Eight historic buildings around Scotland are set to benefit from the latest round of Building Repair Grants.   ...

Eight historic buildings around Scotland are set to benefit from the latest round of Building Repair Grants.

Eight sites in Scotland are set to receive Building Repair Grants worth a total of £1,900,970 from Historic Scotland. The grants have been awarded as follows:

Campbeltown Picture House: £449,674

Believed to be Scotland's earliest continually working cinema.

Tomintoul Croft, Braemar: £23,552

A rare surviving 19th-century croft cottage with an intact historic interior, including box beds in the roof space.

Sauchie Tower, Alloa (pictured): £278,448

An early 15th-century tower built by the governor of Stirling Castle.

Paisley Town Hall: £248,785

A Victorian building funded by the owners of Anchor Mills in Paisley.

Kelburn Castle: £250,000

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A mansion house near Fairlie, North Ayrshire

Largs Cowane's Hospital, Stirling: £296,997

The home of one of the oldest charities in Scotland, originally built for the poor of Stirling

Caithness Row, New Lanark: £305,105

Part of the mill site at New Lanark Mills

Semple Park Cascades, Renfrewshire: £48,439

An 18th-century cascade unique of its type in Scotland.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: 'Scotland has a wealth of fascinating buildings and architecture and it is vital that we preserve these iconic buildings which help regenerate areas and communities. These grants not only help to breathe new fabric into the heart of the community and preserve our sense of history and heritage, but also assist in attracting visitors, which in turn boosts Scotland's economy.'

(Image copyright Kirsty Smith, Geograph)

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