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Aberdeen’s oldest house in line for £1.5m overhaul

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September 22 2016

Aberdeen’s oldest house in line for £1.5m overhaul
Provost Skene’s House, the oldest house in Aberdeen, is to be given a £1.5m overhaul by the city council to turn the tourist attraction into a showcase for the achievements of Aberdonians through the centuries.

This will see a new interpretation centre featuring digital and audio displays alongside historic artefacts with vital repairs also being carried out to the fabric of the 16th century pile.

Finance committee convener Councillor Willie Young commented: “This £1.5m investment from the Council will help preserve Provost Skene’s House and its magnificent interior for generations to come, while creating an even bigger draw for residents and visitors.

“The exhibition has the potential to become a tremendous education resource and would service a number of Masterplan objectives, not least positioning Aberdeen as a city of global significance and influence.

Provost Skene’s House is currently closed to the public pending completion of the Marischal Square complex in July 2017, with developer Muse also contributing £500k toward essential upkeep of the landmark.

4 Comments

A Local Pleb
#1 Posted by A Local Pleb on 22 Sep 2016 at 13:02 PM
A great piece of heritage, it's just a pity that it's dwarfed by Marischal Sq.
Philip
#2 Posted by Philip on 23 Sep 2016 at 13:55 PM
Holy cr4p! look at the size of that thing!!!
M is for Mungo
#3 Posted by M is for Mungo on 23 Sep 2016 at 14:21 PM
Where's Wally?
Jon
#4 Posted by Jon on 23 Sep 2016 at 21:19 PM
@#3 all the wallys are next door in the council HQ...

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