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£1.9m of new investment to help improve places across Aberdeenshire announced

£1.9m will be shared between nine Aberdeenshire organisations. Picture by Mhorvan Park/DCT Media.
£1.9m will be shared between nine Aberdeenshire organisations. Picture by Mhorvan Park/DCT Media.

Nine local projects aimed at improving communities and places across Aberdeenshire have been given a share of £1.9million.

The cash will be used to improve and expand local facilities, such as Alford Valley Community Railway and Ellon Wheel Park.

The funding has been awarded from the Scottish Government’s Place Based Investment Programme (PBIP).

Tarlair Pavilion, Macduff. Supplied by Colin Rennie/DCT Media.

Among the groups celebrating are Friends of Tarlair, who are working to restore the art deco pavilion and historic pool. 

They have been granted £367,209 towards the rescue of the pavilion.

A total of £300k has been awarded to North East Scotland Preservation Trust as part of the Fraserburgh Hotel Project, which is located in the town’s Broad Street.

The funding will be used for the latest phase of the conversion of the former Clydesdale Bank into an extension to the hotel building that has now been completed in the neighbouring John Trail building.

This phase will consist of work to underpin the wall that will house the lift pit, construct a new courtyard restaurant and to strip out the ground and first floor.

Fraserburgh Hotel Project. Supplied by North East Scotland Preservation Trust.

‘We’re delighted’

Paul Higson, North East Scotland Preservation Trust’s project director, said: “We’re delighted, it allows us to develop a further phase on the project and we’re hoping to get started as soon as possible.

“We’re very grateful to Aberdeenshire Council for offering us this support.”

Funding has also been been allocated to:

    • Alford Valley Community Railway – £165,000
    • Clerkhill Public Realm scheme, Peterhead (Aberdeenshire Council) – £234,000
    • Ellon Wheel Park (Ellon Wheel Park Group) – £243,790
    • Haughton Country Park – Improving the Visitor Experience, Alford (Aberdeenshire Council) – £203,000
    • Haughton Park Bike Pump Track & All Ability Trails, Alford (Friends of Haughton Park) – £200,000
    • Huntly Town Centre Community CCTV (Huntly Community Council) – £76,869
    • Localised E-commerce App, Inverurie (We Are Inverurie Bid) – £110,000
What the Ellon Wheel Park could look like. Supplied by Colin Allanach

Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services committee chairman John Crawley said: “Once again we are seeing a wide range of fascinating community projects being supported by the Place Based Investment Programme which will help create more inviting, accessible and resilient attractions across the region.

“From improvements to the wonderful Alford Valley Community Railway to the rejuvenation of the iconic art-deco lido pavilion at Tarlair, these funds will help community groups create vibrant, successful places for local residents and visitors to enjoy for many years to come.”

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