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Girvan's Story

For Girvan's Story consultation please view : SAC consultations

We have been awarded £170,000 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic Environment Scotland for the Girvan's Story project.

The funding will be used to develop a more detailed bid for the Girvan's Story Project which aims to improve several of Girvan's landmark buildings, as well as revamping the heritage shorefront.

Around £5m would be spent on the project over five years. Other benefits would include the setting up of a small grants scheme to support owners with the cost of shopfront improvements and building repairs.

Traditional skills training would also take place and there would be a heritage activities programme to raise awareness of Girvan's rich history.

The development funding will be used to appoint a Project Officer and Heritage Consultants including a Conservation Accredited Architect to work with the community to develop the scheme over the next 12 months.  There will be various opportunities for locals to become involved and learn more about Girvan's heritage.

Contact girvansstory@south-ayrshire.gov.uk for further information.

The Conservation Area Appraisal is one of the key steps in the development of our funding bid, and will inform the projects and activities of Girvan's Story.  We encourage the local community to contribute to this consultation so that their views and aspirations can be considered.

The consultation will be available online from Wednesday 3rd April, and you can also attend our event on Saturday 27th April, 12-3pm at Girvan's Sacred Heart Hall to participate in the consultation and learn more about the Girvan's Story project.