Scotland: delegated decisions January 2019

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to Head of HLF Scotland on 29 January 2019

Our Heritage

1. Wildlife Watch Abernethy

This project will reconfigure Loch Garten Osprey Centre, creating improved visitor access to rare wildlife and new interpretation to engage visitors with how best to protect and preserve species in these habitats.

Applicant: RSPB Scotland

Decision: Reject

2. Gourock's Digital Heritage Space

Gourock Heritage and Arts propose a project to digitise their photography collection, whilst researching and recording people’s memories of Gourock.

Applicant: Gourock Heritage and Arts

Decision: Reject

3.The Colinton Timeline

This project by Colinton Community Conservation Trust's (CCCT) will install ornamental railings at Triangle public garden, Edinburgh to celebrate Colinton’s heritage and the lives of key individuals who have contributed to the evolution of the village.

Applicant: Colinton Community Conservation Trust

Decision: Reject

4. Cnocan Buraidh Grave Yard Restoration and Heritage Project

Glenurquhart Community Council will restore and preserve the badly damaged Cnocan Buraidh graveyard where the Grants of Shewglie family are buried, utilising local craftsmen where possible and working with local schools.

Applicant: Glen Urquhart Community Council

Decision: Award grant of £36,100 (67%)

5. Heritage Exchange

During 2019 and 2020 the Fruitmarket Gallery will close its doors to undergo redevelopment. They are seeking funding to deliver activities and events during this period. This two year project will engage a range of underrepresented and vulnerable audiences with two areas of Edinburgh’s heritage through seven mini projects designed to meet the needs of specific audiences.

Applicant: The Fruitmarket Gallery

Decision: Reject

6. On Our Wave Length: Young Heritage Researchers examining environmental impacts on coastal communities through storytelling

YouthLink Scotland (YLS) seek funding for training youth workers to support their youth groups to research environmental issues on coastal communities. They will create podcasts, storytelling-based performances, an exhibition, and potentially films, then used to deliver an online campaign.

Applicant: YouthLink Scotland

Decision: Reject

7. The Egg-shed, interpreting Ardrishaig's Heritage

This project will work with the local community to create interpretation and art installations, and produce an exhibit using artefacts from the Scottish Canals’ archive, highlighting the heritage of Ardrishaig and the Crinan Canal.

Applicant: Scottish Canals

Decision: Award grant of £57,800 (56%)

8. Mull Head Local Nature Reserve Access and Interpretation Project

Orkney Islands Council will enhance the visitor experience and protect important habitats by improving path infrastructure and interpretation signage at Mull Head Local Nature Reserve.

Applicant: Orkney Islands Council

Decision: Reject

Young Roots

1. Mayfield Explorers

Y2K, in partnership with the National Mining Museum Scotland, seek funding for a timely project exploring local mining heritage

Applicant: Mayfield and Easthouses Youth 2000 Project (Y2K)

Decision: Award grant of $42,800 (100%)

Sharing Heritage

1. The Highland Pictish Trail

High Life Highland, in partnership with Highland Museums Forum (HMF) and Highland Council will redevelop and relaunch the Pictish Trail, responding to actions identified in HMF's current RHproject.

Applicant: High Life Highland

Decision: Award grant of £10,000 (25%)

2. Sharing the Eco-Splendour - Upon the Spine of Scotland

This 1-year project from a new SCIO will promote the Watershed of Scotland: the geographic river-system divide, spanning the entire country (745miles), linking the two National Parks, and including 90 protected sites.

Applicant: Ribbon of Wildness Group SCIO

Decision: Reject

3. Engaging the community in investigating the rich archaeological heritage of Kelso Abbey and Lands

Kelso Heritage Society will undertake an archaeological investigation within the grounds of Kelso Abbey. An information board, exhibition and leaflet will interpret the site's history.

Applicant: Kelso Heritage Society

Decision: Award grant of £8,900 (100%)

4. The life of LISA

This project will share the stories of Lithuanian migration to Scotland gathered via workshops (in the 'Little Lithuania' Bellshill community, which has a large Lithuanian population) and showcased in visual art.

Applicant: Civic Room

Decision: Award grant of £5,000 (47%)

5. Call of the Curlew: Sounds of Flanders Moss: a natural heritage, music and art project

This project is a natural heritage themed arts and music project which will take place at Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve. 60 local school pupils will visit the site to learn about the birds of the Carse of Stirling and their habitats, and will record their experience to produce a community art exhibition and accompanying sound tracks.

Applicant: Carse of Stirling Partnership

Decision: Reject

6. Tarlair

This 6-month project will deliver a community-based performance at Tarlair, Aberdeen coastline (currently closed to the public), an educational outreach programme and a film, and record 20-30 oral histories.

Applicant: No Holds Barred Theatre Company

Decision: Reject

Resilent Heritage

1. The David Livingstone Trust - Securing our future through attracting visitors and volunteers

This project will help ensure that the David Livingstone Trust (DLC) achieves operational readiness ahead of the reopening of its Birthplace Centre in April 2020 after a major redevelopment, through investment in marketing and volunteering.

Applicant: The Scottish National Memorial to David Livingstone Trust

Decision: Award grant of £68,000 (87%)

2. Hebridean Whale Trail Centre: home of the whales, heart of the Hebrides

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust aim to review operations and explore options for increasing self-generated income and ways to improve the visitor experience. A consultant will review current operations, make recommendations and work with staff to create a new Business Plan and Visitor Experience Strategy. Staff will then be trained in the necessary skills.

Applicant: Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Decision: Award grant of £24,000 (100%)

3. Mining Ahead: National Mining Museum Scotland’s new Strategic Plan and Business Plan

The National Mining Museum Scotland seeks funding for a seven-month project to undertake the production of a Strategic Plan and Business Plan with the support of an external consultant and HLF Mentor.

Applicant: National Mining Museum Scotland Trust

Decision: Award grant of £62,300 (100%)

First World War

1. Salute! Home Front Heroes of Haghill 1914-1919-community engagement

Asylon Theatre will conduct a range of workshops and create a digital platform for discovering and sharing the local areas' WWI heritage. The information gathered will then be used in a final community project event

Applicant: Asylon Theatre

Decision: Award grant of £9,900 (100%)

2. Scapa and the Scuttle

The project will provide new interpretation focusing on the FWW, engage with two local schools and deliver a tourist industry evening and heritage talk.

Applicant: Orkney Fossil & Vintage Centre Ltd t/a Orkney Fossil & Heritage Centre

Decision: Award grant of £8,700 (100%)

Grants for Places of Worship – 2nd Round

1. Reslating Cromdale Church roof and providing, kitchen, accessible toilet enabling enhancement of Community links

This project will undertake urgent roof repairs to make the church building structurally sound and weather tight.

Applicant:  Cromdale Church Church of Scotland

Decision: Award grant of £35,200 (22%)

2. St Aloysius Church, Glasgow: Urgent Masonrywork Repairs

The project will undertake urgent masonry repairs to make the building structurally sound and weather tight, and will deliver a programme of engagement activities that will build on the church's existing engagement with under-represented groups

Applicant: St. Aloysius Church, Glasgow

Decision: Award grant of £93,400 (22%)

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