Scotland: delegate decisions June 2021

Schedule of decisions under delegated powers to the Director for Scotland at The National Lottery Heritage Fund on 29 June 2021.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Highland Cattle Society - Archiving, Phase One (Herd Books from 1884)

Applicant: Highland Cattle Society

Project description: This 7 month project proposed by the Highland Cattle Society aims to digitise 98 Herd Books dating back to 1885 and make them available to their 860 members through the member area of their website.

Decision: Reject

Out Skerries Interpretive Boards

Applicant: Skerries Development Group

Project description: This 12 month project aims to construct and install interpretation boards at heritage sites on the Out Skerries which are remote islands off the east of Shetland's mainland.

Decision: Reject

Balfron Phone Box Restoration

Applicant: Balfron Community Council

Project description: his one year project aims to conserve a K6 telephone box which is currently used as a book and food exchange and has been identified as a focal point for the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Decision: Reject


Applicant: North Lanarkshire Council

Project description: TWENTY21+ will be a film & photography journal & heritage resource created by young people, 13-21 years old in North Lanarkshire who are aspiring artists photographers, filmmakers/media workers, museum staff.

Decision: Award Grant of £33,900 (96%)

Hidden History Dark Age Upper Tweeddale

Applicant: The Arthur Trail Association

Project description: This project aims to explore the importance of Upper Tweeddale during the early Medieval period in Scotland by completing excavation and geophysical survey at three sites: Tinnis Hillfort, Thirlestane Barrows and “Merlin’s Grave”.

Decision: Reject

St John Scotland: 75 years of making a difference

Applicant: St John Scotland

Project description: This project will explore and share the heritage of St John Scotland through the delivery of oral history training and activities.

Decision: Reject

My Historic Neighbourhood

Applicant: Glasgow Building Preservation Trust

Project description: This project seeks to encourage a wider audience to engage with their local heritage as part of an extended programme for Glasgow’s Doors Open Day by focusing on communities from more deprived areas of the city.  

Decision:  Award Grant of £58,600 (79%)

Capturing, Preserving and Promotion of St Vincent's Deaf Community's Deaf Heritage and Language

Applicant: St Vincent’s Centre for the Deaf

Project description: This project will research a variant of British Sign Language that originated from St Vincent's School and St Vincent’s Centre for the Deaf in Glasgow.

Decision:  Award Grant of £56,600 (92%)

Make Your Mark Volunteer Participation Campaign: increasing diversity and inclusion in heritage volunteering

Applicant: The Scottish Civic Trust

Project description: The Make Your Mark Campaign aims to diversify and increase heritage volunteering in Scotland by enabling organisations to learn from and adopt inclusive practice.  

Decision: Reject

Deeking to Jan (meaning "Looking to learn" in Gypsy/Traveller language)

Applicant: The Conservation Volunteers Scotland

Project description: This two-year project will engage 24 Gypsy/Traveller young people from the Falkirk area in outdoor natural and cultural heritage-based learning.

Decision: Reject

Regeneration completion of north side, Black Bull Close

Applicant: The Ridge (Scotland)

Project description: This project will repair three derelict buildings at the B-listed Black Bull Close in Dunbar. The Ridge will also create a new centre for their services, providing traditional skills and food-related training for people in Dunbar recovering from addiction or with mental health conditions.

Decision:  Award Grant of £250,000 (34%)

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