A historic Aberdeen theatre, a derelict Peterhead warehouse and a town house in Inverness have won the backing of Scotland’s leading conservation body.
The buildings are among six in Scotland that will share around £1.9million of funding from Historic Scotland.
The announcement was made today by Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for culture and external affairs, ahead of her visit to Aberdeen to undertake a series of meetings.
The 19th-century Tivoli Theatre has been awarded almost £50,000 to support the ongoing renovations of the building.
The venue, which was built in 1872, has been undergoing major restoration since 2009.
The funding will help to push forward conservation measures and allow many of the internal historic features to be strengthened.
Ms Hyslop said: “The Tivoli Theatre is one of Aberdeen’s most historic public buildings and has been such an important performance space for the arts for over 100 years.
“I am pleased that it is to benefit from Historic Scotland’s investment which will enable essential restoration to some of the more ornate period features which will be conserved and made secure for the future.”
Also in the north-east, the former Caley Fisheries Building in Peterhead will receive a £250,000 grant.
The B-listed early 19th-century warehouse will now be converted from its derelict state into a mixture of social housing and commercial properties.
In Inverness, £500,000 has been awarded to allow the town house’s long-term future and ensure it remains a community facility. The funding will be used to carry out essential repairs and reinstate the historical fabric of the city centre A-listed building.
Historic Scotland’s building repair grant scheme gives financial help to property owners to meet the cost of high-quality repairs. In return, owners must maintain the building and allow some access to visitors.
Other facilities that will benefit from the Historic Scotland grant are the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, the art deco Castlebrae Business Centre in Edinburgh and Paisley’s Russell Institute.