Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has unveiled a new £12 million investment plan for conservation projects on some of Scotland’s most iconic historic sites.
Backed by investment of £12 million in 2018/19, the plan sets out an investment programme scheduled to run until 2021/22 which will enhance the condition of sites and improve the experience of visitors.
HES has already made a significant investment in 2017/18 on the upkeep and improvement of its estate. This work including important conservation projects at sites such as Midhowe in Orkney, Dunkeld Cathedral and Dumbarton Castle as well as the upgrade of heating, toilets and lighting systems at various properties across the HES estate.
Other projects already underway as part of the ongoing investment include the installation of CCTV and improvements to interpretation materials at sites as well as the development of virtual reality experiences for visitors and a new pontoon and boats at Lochleven Castle.