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Preserving the Past for the Future

Buildings get Historic Scotland grants to fund repairs

Sauchie Tower and Kelburn Castle

Sauchie Tower and Kelburn Castle

Sauchie Tower in Clackmannanshire is one of eight buildings getting a grant.

Sauchie, considered to be an outstanding example of a large, early 15th century tower house, has been awarded £278,448.

Alistair Lawson, chairman of Clackmannanshire Heritage Trust, said: "We are delighted to learn of this generous grant from Historic Scotland".

"This funding will enable the building to be conserved and repaired to the highest standard. We look forward to working with them to ensure the survival of this important cultural and community asset."

Also in receipt of a reward is the 'colourful' Kelburn Castle, Largs with £250,000.

Building Repair Grants

Campbeltown Picture House, Argyll and Bute - £449,674
Sauchie Tower, Clackmannanshire - £278,448
Tomintoul Croft, Aberdeenshire - £23,522
Paisley Town Hall, Renfrewshire - £248,785
Semple Park Cascades, Renfrewshire - £48,439
Kelburn Castle, North Ayrshire - £250,000
Cowane's Hospital, Stirlingshire - £296,997
New Lanark, South Lanarkshire - £305,105

Source: BBC News Scotland

Date posted: 04 Sep 2012Last updated: 05 Dec 2014

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