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.

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