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£900,000 for heritage-led projects in Aberdeen

14 May 2018

Aberdeen is set to benefit from over £900,000 of investment for heritage-led regeneration projects.

The funding is being released to the Trust by Historic Environment Scotland for the period 2018-2021. Resources will be directed to local heritage-led projects that will create jobs, regenerate buildings, provide training opportunities in the sector and lever additional funding from other sources.

In partnership with Historic Environment Scotland , and working collaboratively with local authorities and other groups, the Trust will deliver this funding through its own programmes to eligible local projects.

Past funding has enabled the Trust to support significant transformative projects, including the restoration at 49-53 Marischal Street where a C listed building on the Buildings at Risk Register was saved and brought back into use as flats, the improved shopfrontage at 148 Union Street and the B listed warehouse on York Place, which was transformed through significant repair and restoration work.

Alex Paterson, Chief Executive of HES, said "Through schemes such as City Heritage Trust funding, organisations best placed to understand local needs have the opportunity to not only improve the quality of their local historic environment, but align projects to deliver the best possible outcomes in their communiities"

Aberdeen's Lord Provost and Trust Vice-Chair Barney Crockett said: "Aberdeen City Heritage Trust is delighted to receive three further years' support from Historic Environment Scotland. This is an endorsement of the sterling work the Trust has carried out in the city since 2004. The repair and restoration of our historic buildings and streets will complement the exciting projects coming though as part of the Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan."