Rare Glamis cottage included in latest round of heritage funding

A rare thatched cottage in Glamis has been included in the latest round of funding from Historic Environment Scotland (HES).

Mark Dowie
Friday, 10th June 2022, 7:00am
Rare Glamis cottage included in latest round of heritage funding

A total of £142,040 has been awarded to 11 heritage projects as part of the Historic Environment Support Fund, administered by HES.

The fund is used to support a variety of one-off, heritage-related projects and has been running since 2016, with over £1 million distributed since it was launched.

The owners of the well-known cottage on Glamis's main street have been awarded £1770 carry out repairs and ongoing necessary maintenance to the B-listed building’s thatched roof.

The property is one of two known thatch buildings within the Angus Council area. 

 Amy Eastwood, Head of Grants at HES, said: “Through the Historic Environment Support Fund, we aim to champion heritage projects that use the historic environment to make a positive difference in their local area. 

“Whether it’s engaging the public with the historic environment, restoring important buildings and structures, or providing the next generation, including volunteers with the opportunity to learn from and champion traditional skills, each project provides a whole host of benefits to local communities across Scotland.” 

Culture Minister Neil Gray added: “I’m delighted to see that the recipients of these grants will widen access to our historic environment through a variety of diverse and innovative projects – all of which demonstrate commitment to the Historic Environment Scotland vision of Heritage for All.

“The projects will offer many benefits to local communities such as building capacity for young archaeologists, delivering training in traditional skills to young people with barriers to employment and engaging with people from disadvantaged backgrounds such as those within the criminal justice system.”

The next application deadline for the Historic Environment Support Fund is Sunday, July 31.

For further information about the Historic Environment Support Fund, its application criteria and to apply visit https://www.historicenvironment.scot/grants-and-funding/our-grants/historic-environment-support-fund/.

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