Historic Scotland received £3.5M from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create new National Conservation Centre in Stirling

This image is FREE to use – Historic Scotland today (1 Aug) announced that they have received initial backing for a £3.5 million bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create a new National Conservation Centre (NCC) to be housed in the Engine Shed – a historic building in the Forthside area of Stirling and formerly part of the MOD complex – in Stirling. The sum is part of a £6.5 million funding package which will include £3 million from the Scottish Governmentâ??s Young Scots Fund. The NCC will become a world-leading centre for conservation and help raise awareness of the importance of traditional materials and skills while developing those traditional skills particularly among young people â?? picture shows Fiona Hyslop (Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs) visiting the Engine Shed today to view plans of the proposed refurbishment and to meet a number of Historic Scotlandâ??s traditional skills apprentices (l to r) Danny Garrity (Stirling Castle) – Kieran Whyte (Stirling Castle) – Paul Montgomery (Stirling Castle) â?? MichaelDoy (Doune Castle) â?? Jack Suthers (Perth Depot) â?? Michael Renshaw (St Andrews Cathedral) and Liam Grubb (Aberdour) â?? for further information please contact Alice Wyllie – Media & PR Officer Historic Scotland – on 0131 668 8603 or 07920 768 096 or at or – picture by Donald MacLeod – 01.08.13 â?? 07702 319 738 â?? â??

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