Dunollie Castle receives £141,000 for restoration work

The exterior and main tower of Dunollie Castle will benefit from a £141,000 restoration grant. NO_T07_Dunollie01
The exterior and main tower of Dunollie Castle will benefit from a £141,000 restoration grant. NO_T07_Dunollie01

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Dunollie Castle, Museum and Grounds has received a boost to its restoration work after being awarded £141,605 from Historic Environment Scotland.

HES has announced funding of £842,802 to support conservation repair projects to historic buildings throughout the country.

The money was awarded to the MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust for works to the exterior and main tower of Dunollie Castle in Oban.

This project forms part of a wider regeneration programme for the 15th-century castle which includes the museum and grounds.

This funding is part of HES’s Historic Environment Repair Grant programme which supports works to buildings or ancient monuments which are of special architectural, historic or archaeological significance to Scotland.

Amy Eastwood, head of grants at HES, said: ‘From offering public access to creating co-working spaces, these projects are fantastic examples of how conservation and re-use of historic buildings can make a positive contribution to the wider community.

‘These funds will allow the projects to undertake the necessary high-quality, specialised conservation works required to help ensure a sustainable end use and continue Scotland’s story.’

The Historic Environment Repair Grant programme offers grants from £10,000 to £500,000 to support conservation-standard repair projects across Scotland.

It supports projects that help restore historic buildings and ancient monuments using traditional materials and skills.

Applications for the Historic Environment Repair Grant are open throughout the year and are considered in three batches. The next closing date is Thursday April 30.

For further information visit: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/grants-and-funding/our-grants/historic-environment-repair-grant/