vacationer attraction which was ravaged by a fireplace earlier this 12 months has been given £51,000 of Scottish Authorities funding to assist its restoration.
The Iron Age roundhouse, a part of the Scottish Crannog Centre on the shore of Loch Tay, burned down on June 12.
Regardless of being engulfed in flames, the centre reopened 5 days later and continued to run occasions together with sell-out performances of Romeo and Juliet, weekly music nights and a particular midsummer celebration.
Forward of plans to relocate subsequent 12 months, the funding will assist cowl a few of the centre’s quick prices.
The fireplace just isn’t the tip of our story, it can grow to be a part of our story
Mike Benson, director of the centre, stated: “We’re extremely grateful to The Scottish Authorities for this assist.
“The fireplace just isn’t the tip of our story, it can grow to be a part of our story.
“This assist will allow us to plan as we stride into our futures with confidence and to maintain doing what we do finest – to inform the inspirational tales of the Scottish crannog dwellers to the communities we’re right here to serve close to and much.”
Greater than £12,000 has been raised on a JustGiving web page.
The timeframe for creating a brand new Crannog Centre on the north shore of the loch at Dalerb can be re-examined forward of hopefully going forward subsequent 12 months.
Tradition Minister Jenny Gilruth stated: “I’m glad that the Scottish Authorities has been capable of assist the Crannog Centre after the current devastating hearth – I very a lot hope that this funding will assist the primary steps of the centre’s restoration.
“It’s testomony to their ambition and the dedication of the Crannog’s workers that they’ve reopened so swiftly, beneath extremely troublesome circumstances.
“It’s clear that the wonderful work of the centre is way valued by native communities with their robust document of offering employment alternatives and supporting vocational studying.”
The centre is nearly midway to its preliminary crowdfunding goal which is at https://justgiving.com/marketing campaign/crannog.