More than £900,000 has been made available to regenerate Aberdeen city centre’s historic streetscape.
The funding is being released through the City Heritage Trust programme, administered by Historic Environment Scotland (HES).
The trust, in partnership with HES, will deliver this funding through its own programme to eligible local projects.
The aim is to regenerate historic buildings and city precincts as well as provide training opportunities, create jobs and lever additional funding from other sources.
Grant funding will be made available to property owners to support improvements to granite buildings in areas like Bridge Street, Market Street and King Street, supporting work already under way through the City Centre Masterplan.
Aberdeen’s Lord Provost and Trust vice-chairman Barney Crockett said: “Aberdeen City Heritage Trust is delighted to receive three further years’ support from Historic Environment Scotland.
“This is an endorsement of the sterling work the trust has carried out in the city since 2004. The repair and restoration of our historic buildings and streets will complement the exciting projects coming through as part of the Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan.
“In regenerating the heart of Aberdeen, we can take inspiration from the past – the magnificence of which is all around us.”
Past funding has enabled the Trust to support projects including 49-53 Marischal Street where a C-listed building on the Buildings at Risk Register was saved and brought back into use as flats, and the B-listed warehouse on York Place which was transformed through significant repair and restoration work.
Aberdeen’s award is part of an additional £8.6 million being invested across Scotland.
The funds are in addition to the £1.17m contributed by both the local authority and Historic Environment Scotland and the £50,000 contributed by Aberdeen Inspired to the Union Street conservation area regeneration scheme, which was launched in November last year and runs until 2022.