Historic Environment Scotland unveils £4.5m investment for historic towns and cities including Stirling

Alhambra Theatre in Stirling, floor plans from 1930

Four historic communities across Scotland will benefit from a combined investment of more than £4.5 million from Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to preserve built heritage and stimulate economic regeneration.

The Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), project will build on the work which has been carried out in recent years by the Stirling City Heritage Fund, funded by HES, and The Traditional Buildings Health Check to carry out a high standard of repairs and improvements to key sites in the city centre.

The scheme proposes to repair two priority projects – the Alhambra Theatre and Arcade and John Cowane’s House. Ten properties have also been identified as focus buildings to be repaired through a small grants scheme. Through public realm works, walking routes will be created within the city to improve connections between the commercial and historic centres.

The funding, awarded as part of the CARS, will be shared between four Conservation Areas to help them regenerate and attract further investment in the future: £762,101 will be invested in Dumfries; £1,113,949 in Dunbar; £1,240,000 in Helensburgh; and £1,386,525 in Stirling.

FULL STORY: Construction Now 18th March 2021


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