£3,250 boost for Tiree heritage project

Dunboraig Cottage is one of only seven remaining thatched cottages left on Tiree.

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Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has awarded £3,250 to the owner of Dunboraig Cottage as part of its Historic Environment Support Fund.

The funding will support a project to rethatch the cottage using the traditional marram grass cut from Balevullin beach in front of the cottage.
The cottage is one of only seven thatched houses left on the island.

Amy Eastwood, Head of Grants at HES, said: ‘We’re delighted to support the rethatching of Dunboraig Cottage. It’s hugely important that these rare examples of traditional thatched houses, which reflect how people historically lived on the island, are protected for the future using sustainable and traditional conservation methods.’

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 November 30.

For further information visit www.historicenvironment.scot/grants-and-funding/our-grants/historic-environment-support-fund/#overview_tab