Scotland: delegated decisions October 2019

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to the Director for Scotland at The National Lottery Heritage Fund on 30 October 2020.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

West Fife Witches Remembered Digital Trail

Applicant: West Fife Heritage Network

Project description: This project aims to create a digital memorial trail to those accused and persecuted of witchcraft in Fife. This will involve the creation of an app and website and the installation of three bronze disks on established walking routes on the Fife Coastal Path and the Fife Pilgrim Way. Research will also be conducted into Lilias Adie, a suspected witch, who died in 1704.

Decision: Approve grant of £10,000 (49%)

Securing Bernat Klein's Creative and Cultural Legacy

Applicant: Bernat Klein Foundation

Project description: This project aims to highlight the legacy of Serbian textile designer Bernat Klein, who was influential to textile production in the Borders. Activities include:

  • four lectures on Klein's legacy at Heriot-Watt University Galashiels campus
  • four creative workshops for Borders communities delivered by Live Borders
  • oral history interviews with those who worked for Klein
  • a design competition for students

Decision: Approve grant of £9,600 (50%)

Establishing a community-led Wildlife Action Group in the Shetland Islands

Applicant: Shetland Fisheries Training Centre Trust

Project description: Shetland Fisheries Training Centre Trust aim to deliver a three-year training programme to establish a community-led Wildlife Action Group.

Decision: Approve grant of £68,700 (100%)

Common Good Comics 

Applicant: Magic Torch Comics CIC

Project description: This partnership project delivered by Magic Torch Comics and Glasgow Caledonian University aims to explore the heritage of social enterprises in Scotland. Working with eight social enterprises as well as volunteers and young people in Inverclyde, the project will:

  • train participants in recording oral history
  • use and add to the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland)
  • co-create two graphic novels

Decision: Reject

Heritage at the Heart of the Community

Applicant: Marchmont St Giles

Project description:This project will form part of the redevelopment of Marchmont St Giles’ Parish Church, Edinburgh. While the church is B-listed, the project focuses primarily on repairing and upgrading the ancillary church halls.

Decision: Reject

Thelma FM – Radio and Reminiscence

Applicant: The Living Memory Association

Project Description: This project aims to engage a wide range of people in recording and sharing memories of the local community in Edinburgh and West Lothian through a dedicated reminiscence radio station.

Decision: Reject