Funding for Stirling announced!

King St Roofscape

Historic Environment Scotland has awarded Stirling City Heritage Trust funding for the next 3-years from 2018 – 2021.

This funding is very important for Stirling.  It will allow Stirling City Heritage Trust to direct resources to local heritage-led projects, and continue our work to regenerate buildings within the city centre and to support all owners of traditional properties in the city boundary through our Traditional Buildings Health Check.

David Black, Chair of Stirling City Heritage Trust, said:

“It is great news that Historic Environment Scotland will be funding the Trust for a further three years from April 2018 including continuation of the Traditional Buildings Health Check, based on Stirling’s successful pilot scheme. This investment will allow us to continue to work in partnership with property owners in the repair and maintenance of the built heritage of Stirling. This is vital to the city’s economy, and crucial in safeguarding and conserving the rich cultural heritage found in the traditional buildings of Stirling.”

Projects will support the local construction sector and encourage the use of traditional skills required to repair and maintain buildings appropriately.  Training opportunities will be available.

Past funding has enabled Stirling City Heritage Trust to deliver significant transformative projects, including the regeneration of city centre properties in King Street, where shopfronts have been both conserved and enhanced, and several tenement buildings have been comprehensively repaired.  Our innovative Traditional Building Health Check service has also been established to advise property owners on appropriate repair and maintenance issues and how they can be dealt with.

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