Published: 29/01/2013 09:44 - Updated: 29/01/2013 09:49

Elgin wins £750k regeneration boost

Historic Elgin receives £750,000 for regeneration works.
Historic Elgin receives £750,000 for regeneration works.

ELGIN is to benefit from £750,000 worth of regeneration cash.

The money will be used for essential repairs and improvements to the town’s historic heartland.

Moray Council is one of 12 local authorities to benefit from the Historic Scotland’s Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) funding, which enables communities to invest in their historic environment, while helping to stimulate economic regeneration.

Announcing the grant, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Fiona Hyslop said: “Our historic environment plays a key role in communities and this funding provides an opportunity to invest back into the historic fabric and back into the heart of communities.

“It also provides the opportunity to help stimulate economic regeneration, a key priority in today’s economic climate, be that through a new end use or rejuvenating an existing facility. I am delighted to announce this funding, which will benefit communities the length and breath of Scotland, and will give more areas than ever before the opportunity to benefit from this investment.”

The CARS cash is allocated to aid Conservation Area based regeneration and conservation initiatives.

Open to local and national park authorities, community groups and other third sector organisations delivering multi-funded projects it can be utilised for a number of purposes such as: priority repairs; small grants to homeowners and retailers; and traditional craft training opportunities.

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