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Council Puts Forward £51k to the Crannog Centre

The Perth and Kinross Council is another organisation stepping in to help the Scottish Crannog Centre in its recovery from the fire which destroyed the feature wooden building.

£51,000 is being put towards the centre from the council to help the centre move to the next stage in its story with another centre planned on the other side of Loch Tay.

Councillor Murray Lyle said: “I am delighted that the Council has agreed to provide further support for this most excellent visitor attraction. After the fire, Councillor Duff and I met with the Chair and Director and were very impressed with their plans to push ahead with the new development at Dalerb despite the devastating setback. These funds will help the Crannog Centre team take their vision for a new museum and Iron Age village on the other side of the loch to the next stage. I look forward to seeing their plans develop and come to fruition.”

The centre is planning to build a 12-million-pound project at Dalerb on Loch Tay to build a new museum and visitor centre that is locally, regionally and nationally significant.

Convener of the Strategic Policy and Resources Committee and local Highland Ward Councillor, John Duff, (who is also a Trustee of the Scottish Crannog Centre Trust) added: “The Director and staff worked tirelessly after the fire to get the Crannog Centre open again for business and have achieved wonders, despite the devastating blow of losing the reconstruction of the iconic Iron Age crannog. However, the appalling loss of the crannog has been the trigger to advance plans for the new centre at Dalerb across the water.  I am pleased that the support of Perth and Kinross Council will help the Board to take the next step towards making that happen.” 

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