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Portsoy bunkhouse conversion secures lottery funding

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November 12 2014

Portsoy bunkhouse conversion secures lottery funding
A row of historic sail-making cottages in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, are to be converted into bunkhouse accommodation by LDN Architects following the award of an £873,500 grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Undertaken on behalf of the North East Scotland Preservation Trust the B listed Back Green buildings will be operated as a community business by the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival (STBF) following their renovation and repair.

This will retain the buildings historic connection with the sea by offering accommodation to apprentice boat builders.

Roger Goodyear, chairman of STBF, said "We have carried out considerable research and business planning work to demonstrate that the bunkhouse will be a viable business providing much needed accommodation for visitors and an income stream to help the viability of the two charitable trusts. The bunkhouse will also provide accommodation for participants on the residential boat building courses that we will be running at our new Boatshed facility under construction at the harbour.”

It is hoped work can begin by May 2015 for completion by June 2016.
Buildings on the historic terrace will be sensitively restored
Buildings on the historic terrace will be sensitively restored
Only the shells of the existing buildings remain
Only the shells of the existing buildings remain

2 Comments

Ian Alexander
#1 Posted by Ian Alexander on 12 Nov 2014 at 15:25 PM
Once again an example of just what lottery funding can do. Great project in every sense.
james
#2 Posted by james on 13 Nov 2014 at 13:17 PM
What a refreshing presentation. Not a 3D in sight.

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