Scotland: delegated decisions July 2019

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to Head of Scotland 31 July 2019.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Restoration of fountain in Victoria Park and promotion of local heritage

Applicant: Friends of Victoria and Westburn Parks, Aberdeen

Project description: This project will restore and conserve an A-listed fountain and create a range of interpretation to document the history of the local area.

Decision: Reject

Tweedsmuir Destination Development Project

Applicant: Tweedsmuir Community Company

Project description: This project aims to bring together the heritage assets of the Upper Tweed Valley through a series of activities and by developing a website, interpretation and a location-based audio tour app.

Decision: Approve Grant of £67,700 (90%)

Discover the Archaeology of West Harris

Applicant: West Harris Trust

Project description: West Harris Trust will create and display hard wearing external interpretation panels highlighting the archaeology of West Harris outside Talla na Mara Community Enterprise Centre.

Decision: Approve Grant of £10,000 (100%)


Applicant: 25 Group Royal Observer Corps association

Project description: The project will install a Groundhog toilet and welfare unit on the site of Skelmorlie Secret Bunker located on the Ayrshire Coastal Trail between Wemyss Bay and Largs.

Decision: Reject

American Years Revisited - Recording our Holy Loch Heritage

Applicant: American Years Revisited

Project description: This intergenerational project will focus on the social history of the US Naval Base on the Holy Loch, Dunoon from 1962- 1992.

Decision: Approve Grant of £10,000 (100%)

Isle of Arran Arts Heritage Trail

Applicant: Arran Theatre & Arts Trust Ltd

Project description: The project will establish an islandwide Arts Heritage Trail, which will be an interactive way for visitors to travel the island and visit locations where artists have painted landscapes of Arran.

Decision: Approve Grant of £45,000 (82%)

Room to Roam Reconsidered

Applicant: Deveron Projects

Project description: Deveron Projects will develop a walking-focused arts project centred on a recreated 'Hielan Way' Route in the town of Huntly in the context of celebrating the historic right to roam.

Decision: Reject

The meanings of Whithorn: planning our future

Applicant: The Whithorn Trust

Project description: This nine month project aims to explore options for a new museum and ensure the Whithorn Trust has the appropriate governance and skills to take proposals forward.

Decision: Approve Grant of £38,400 (87%)

Victoria Road feasibility study

Applicant: Torry Development Trust

Project description: This six month project will support the production of early concept designs and costs for the conversion of Victoria Road School in Torry into a combination of housing, café, nursery and community hub.

Decision: Reject

Making Connections: Exploring Langholm's Textile Heritage

Applicant: Upland Arts Development CIC

Project description: 

Decision: Approve Grant of £9,400 (23%)

Helping Hands for Butterflies

Applicant: Butterfly Conservation

Project description: This three year project by Butterfly Conservation will deliver 42 training workshops and 48 conservation work parties in Scotland’s Central Belt, engaging 550 people. Opportunities include training, habitat creation and butterfly survey.

Decision: Approve Grant of £74,200 (60%)

Cliftonhill Heritage Project

Applicant: Cliftonhill100

Project description: The applicant will organise a range of events to celebrate the centenary of Albion Rovers' Cliftonhill Stadium.

Decision: Approve Grant of £9,700 (100%)

150th Anniversary Open Day and Gala Concert

Applicant: Dunaskin Doon Band

Project description: Dunaskin Doon Band have requested a grant to celebrate their 150th anniversary through the delivery of an open day and gala concert.  

Decision: Reject

The Northern Barrage in the Highlands

Applicant: Inverness Local History Forum

Project description: This project will research the social implications of the influx of U.S. Naval personnel to the Highlands, host a one day conference in Inverness during Highland Archaeology Festival in October 2019, and create a book, website and travelling exhibition.

Decision: Approve Grant of £9,000 (95%) 

Hogmanay House

Applicant: Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Project description: Edinburgh International Magic Festival are seeking funding to deliver a 90-min interactive performance focusing on the heritage of Hogmanay as part of the 10th annual Magic Festival in December 2019. The performance will take place in the City Chambers in Edinburgh from 27th December – 5th January.

Decision: Reject

Making Lasting Impressions: Greyfriars Kirkyard Community Learning and Interpretation Project.

Applicant: Edinburgh World Heritage

Project description: The applicant aims to deliver a community-driven project at Greyfriars Kirkyard, offering renewed and co-created graveyard interpretation.

Decision: Approve Grant of £65,800 (89%)

Here, Me

Applicant: Shaper/Caper

Project description: This youth-led, intergenerational project will collect, collate and present stories relating to Dundee’s LGBTQI+ heritage.

Decision: Approve Grant of £36,500 (97%)