Project to restore a Pictish stone included in latest £37,712 heritage grants from Historic Environment Scotland

29 October 2019
Industrial heritage, ancient stones and a historic thatched cottage are among the recipients of the latest round of Historic Environment Scotland grants.

The Historic Environment Support Fund is used to support various one-off, heritage-related projects in Scotland. 

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 Historic Environment Scotland, 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.'

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