Fraserburgh’s £5.7m 2021 regeneration project can move forward following a successful bid for Heritage Lottery Funding worth £1.8m, by Aberdeenshire Council.
Welcoming the news, North East MSP Mike Rumbles said: “More needs to be done to protect and regenerate our town and village centres across the North East. There is a great deal to be gained from ensuring historic sights and architecture are looked after - and that they are welcoming for locals and visitors alike.
“This very timely support will certainly help protect historic buildings in Fraserburgh and encourage more visitors to the town. It will also bring welcome investment to the area and boost jobs while the work is ongoing.”
The project is focused on restoring historic buildings to their former glory, such as properties in Saltoun Square with the Town House and Police Station, earmarked for improvement.
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- Aberdeenshire Council is supplying £1.4m, Historic Environment Scotland £1.2 m and the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund £600,000. Around £700,000 is also expected to come from private owner contributions.