Falkirk secures £2m Heritage Lottery townscape funding
May 16 2012
The Townscape Heritage Initiative has Falkirk’s 140ft Town Steeple at its heart with vacant floorspace, formerly the towns prison cells, brought back into use.
In addition Kirk Wynd and Vicar Street will benefit from shop front improvements and the reinstatement of historic architectural details.
Colin McLean of the Heritage Lottery Fund said: “Investment like this goes well beyond the bricks and mortar of any building. THI schemes can really help turn local economies around, not only by improving how they look and feel, but by creating new jobs and training opportunities and encouraging visitors to the town.”
Rhona Geisler, Director of Development Services at Falkirk Council added: “The regeneration of Falkirk town centre is a major task. It has a rich heritage and the local community has a real stake in its future. There is a huge amount of work to do.”
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