Published: 9th Apr 2019

The Horse Statue in Hawick High Street. Credit: Jennifer Petrie. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced it is putting £4.4m into regeneration projects in Scotland’s historic towns. The investment will be split across four towns – Inverkeithing, Hawick, Lochgilphead and Mauchline, with each town set to receive around £1m each. The investment comes as part of the eighth round of the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), which aims to give town centres across Scotland funding for heritage-led redevelopment. Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for culture, tourism and external affairs, said: ‘This grant funding has been protected by the Scottish Government and supports towns and cities across Scotland to regenerate and improve their built environment benefiting Scotland’s diverse heritage assets and communities. ‘Now in its eleventh year, the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme has led to the repair and restoration of local heritage in towns across Scotland and in … (To read the full article, subscribe below)