Argyll museums land £57,000 redevelopment cash

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Two museums in Argyll are among the 15 from across Scotland who are set to benefit from over £600,000 of funding from Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS).

Kilmartin Museum in Lochgilphead and Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds in Oban have been awarded £17,000 and £40,000 respectively.

Kilmartin Museum is currently undergoing redevelop­ment, and MGS funding will pay for professionals to produce a new plan for presenting and interpreting its collection.

Dunollie Museum have secured their funding to improve the outdoor dining facilities at its popular Kettle Café.

Joanne Orr, CEO of MGS, said: ‘We are pleased to be supporting projects that will contribute to the long-term sustainability and resilience of these museums. The awardees have demonstrated a real commitment to enterprise, skills development, and improving their offering for future visitors.’

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop added: ‘I am pleased to see MGS making further interventions to support our many museums and galleries across Scotland, increasing access to our wonderful collections countrywide.’