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Heritage Lottery Fund grants over £5 million to Glasgow landmarks

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November 29 2006

The Glasgow School of Art and the Briggait building have been awarded more than £5 million of funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund for refurbishments and restoration projects.

The GSA was awarded almost £4.5 million to refurbish the iconic Mackintosh building, restoring original Charles Rennie Mackintosh features and removing modern additions.

The Briggait building in Merchant City received £750,000 to restore the 19th Century former fish market into studio space for artists, after lying empty for over twenty years.

The Historic lottery Fund's manager for Scotland, Colin McLean, said: "These buildings, in their own way, are iconic of Glasgow and their restoration is symbolic of the cultural renaissance of the city."

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