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March
2017
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Aberdeen event for heritage property owners

Homeowners living in traditional properties are invited to learn more about caring for heritage properties.

The event, on 15 March at the Carmelite hotel in Aberdeen, is aimed at helping homeowners ensure that their property is protected during extreme weather events as well as working collaboratively with neighbours to ensure that common repairs and maintenance of traditional tenements or flats are carried out regularly and after damage occurs.

This free evening presentation will provide advice on things to consider when looking after traditional pre-1919 property with speakers from Aberdeen City Heritage Trust, Aberdeen City Council and the Property Managers Association Scotland.

The event follows the recent announcement that funding of over £2 million is to be made available for repairing and preserving key buildings on Union Street as part of a City Centre Masterplan project.

Aberdeen City Council was awarded £1,177,104 by Historic Environment Scotland (HES), a grant which will be match-funded by the local authority.

The money will go towards a Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme, which focuses on restoring and bringing back into use vacant and underused historic buildings, and for the restoration of roofs and frontages as well as the reinstatement of architectural features.

The programme of repairs will be carried out over five years through the awarding of grants to building owners, who would apply for a grant and be expected to make a contribution to the works.

The Caring for our Common Heritage event is on Wednesday, 15 March, at Carmelite on Stirling Street. Registration starts at 7pm and tickets are free but booking is essential. To book visit:

Heritage Event