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The Scottish Crannog Centre Awarded nearly £19,000

The Scottish Crannog Centre, on Loch Tay, has received nearly £19,000 in funding to help reinforce its bridge connecting the centre to the shoreline.

This funding from Historic Environment (HES) Scotland will support repairs to the walkway and decking surrounding the early iron age dwelling.

Graham Liney, a storyteller at the centre, said: “The Scottish Crannog Centre would like to say thank you to Historic Environment Scotland for their support in our forth coming bridge project.

“This will engage with the community and at the same time improve the functionality and the integrity of the Crannog for the foreseeable future.”

As part of the engagement with the community, the project will be reaching out to local school children who will have the chance to create a poem about the centre.

Their poem will be inscribed onto the bridge as part of this project.

Historic Environment Scotland added: “The project will also explore the importance of the Crannogs to communities from an intergenerational aspect, considering how the community shares stories and myths.”

The funding comes from a larger sum which HES has awarded to eighteen different projects across Scotland Coast and Waters Heritage Fund.

HES describe the fund as ‘a one-off competitive fund which launched in March to celebrate Scotland’s themed year.’

Amy Eastwood, Head of Grants at HES, said: “We are pleased to support these 18 projects as part of our Coasts and Waters Heritage Fund.

“This funding will support a wide range of community outreach activities as well as crucial repairs to historic maritime structures which not only encourages people to engage with our coastal and waterway heritage but helps to ensure it is protected for future generations.

Alex Paterson, Chief Executive of HES, also explained: “The Coasts and Waters Heritage Fund was launched to empower communities to protect, promote and engage with Scotland’s coastal and waterway heritage as well as adapting to the effects of current challenges such as climate change.

“I am confident that these projects will deliver significant benefits to local communities throughout Scotland and I look forward to seeing the progress unfold over the next few months.”

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