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Bannockburn Centre wins funding battle

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July 25 2011

Bannockburn Centre wins funding battle
A Reiach & Hall designed visitor centre intended to improve public understanding of the Battle of Bannockburn has secured £3.6m of lottery funding.

It means that Historic Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland, the projects backers, now have up to two years to submit a full proposal.

Employing the latest technology to bring the battleground to life the centre is due to be completed by 2014, the 700th anniversary of the clash.

Colin McLean, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland, said: "To this day, the Battle of Bannockburn inspires artists, writers and political thinkers worldwide and is intrinsically linked to Scotland's national identity.

"We are delighted to give our initial support to a project which will take the visitor experience to a new level, commensurate with the historical significance of this heritage site."

2 Comments

Does this train stop at Arran, mister?
#1 Posted by Does this train stop at Arran, mister? on 26 Jul 2011 at 02:14 AM
Jeezus!

It looks as dismal as a Glasgow Subway bunker.

Why not save the money and move the Bannockburn Centre to Glasgow and call it 'The Battle of St. Enoch Square'?

Nobody'll know the difference.
h.a.
#2 Posted by h.a. on 26 Jul 2011 at 14:10 PM
can't judge from this image. R&H are one of the very few scottish architects i trust, I am sure it will be a good building

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