Funding boost for East Lothian heritage projects
|Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has awarded £182,543 to heritage projects across Scotland as part of its Historic Environment Support Fund. The funding ranges from over £80,000 for traditional skills training to £15,000 to repair a historic loom, plus smaller grants to support workshops and conferences. The recipients are spread across Scotland from the Outer Hebrides and Moray to the Scottish Borders and East Lothian.|
|Whether it’s engaging the local community with Scotland’s built environment, keeping traditional skills alive through training, or preserving the roof of a historic building, these heritage projects help ensure that our historic environment is looked after, protected and managed for the generations to come.|
|The Historic Environment Support Fund is used to support various one-off, heritage-related projects in Scotland. The applications are open throughout the year and are considered in three batches. The next closing date is 30 November 2019.|
|Recipients include: |
The Ridge Foundations, Dunbar
£81,480 to provide training on traditional skills, creating a highly-skilled local workforce to work on the restoration and maintenance of local structures of historic importance.
The Institute of Conservation Scotland, Tranent
£4,261 to the Institute of Conservation Scotland Group to provide specialist training and up-skilling to professional conservators and traditional skills practitioners in the conservation of objects and collections.