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.
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.
Recommendation: 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.
Recommendation: Approve Grant of £10,000 (100%)
SKELMORLIE SECRET BUNKER TOILET/WELFARE UNIT
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.
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.
Recommendation: 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.
Recommendation: 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.
Recommendation: Approve Grant of £10,000 (63%)
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.
Recommendation: 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.
Recommendation: Approve Grant of £7,500 (53%)
Making Connections: Exploring Langholm's Textile Heritage
Applicant: Upland Arts Development CIC
Recommendation: 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.
Recommendation: Approve Grant of £74,200 (60%)
Cliftonhill Heritage Project
Project description: The applicant will organise a range of events to celebrate the centenary of Albion Rovers' Cliftonhill Stadium.
Recommendation: 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.
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.
Recommendation: Approve Grant of £9,000 (95%)
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.
Recommendation: Approve Grant of £10,000 (15%)
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.
Recommendation: Approve Grant of £65,800 (89%)
Project description: This youth-led, intergenerational project will collect, collate and present stories relating to Dundee’s LGBTQI+ heritage.
Recommendation: Approve Grant of £36,500 (97%)