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Historic Selkirk house awarded £370,000 grant

The Haining, Selkirk.

The Haining, Selkirk.

A building-repair grant of £370,000 from Historic Scotland will help continue restoration work at The Haining in Selkirk.

The award is the second largest issued in the latest round of funding through the scheme, announced on Tuesday.

Susan Edington, chair of the Haining Charitable Trust (HCT), said: “We are delighted that further funding has been granted to restore the Haining House and appreciate this immense contribution from Historic Scotland to ensure the future of this significant mansion, which reflects the stalwart efforts now being made to develop the estate as an important heritage venue.

“HCT has been working solidly on developing The Haining as an important centre for the advancement of education, arts and heritage, and to strategically position it, regionally and nationally, as an emerging venue of importance within the Scottish Borders.” She added: “Our task now is to investigate opportunities for match-funding which will allow us to spend the needful on the fabric of the building, bringing it into a state of repair that will ensure its benefit to the community for a long time.”

The project has been awarded a commendation in Regeneration and Conservation by the Edinburgh Architectural Association, and the house will be open on September 6 and 7 as part of Bygone Borderlands festival.

 

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