22 Feb Funding success for Museum
Strathnaver Museum has been successful in the latest round of grant awards announced by the Architectural Heritage Fund. The Museum has secured £7,000 from the AHF’s Project Development Grant Scheme which will help to fund a Project Coordinator to develop the Strathnaver Museum Refurbishment Project.
Built in 1774 the former parish church which houses the Strathnaver Museum is a category B listed building which signifies its regional importance. In 1882 internal alterations saw the removal of a gallery and the insertion of some party walls. Today you can still see this evolution in the building as a faint line runs around the main room and the rough construction of the party walls is clearly seen.
Tommy Mackay Strathnaver Museum Trust Chairman said “We are delighted to have been awarded funding by the Architectural Heritage Fund towards developing our vital refurbishment project. It will allow us to turn our vision for the future of the Strathnaver Museum into reality and help us to secure further funding from a range of partners”.
Gordon Barr, AHF Support Officer for Scotland, said “We’re delighted to be able to support Strathnaver Museum in its project to provide a better experience for its visitors and volunteers, making the collections more accessible and the whole museum sustainable for the long term”.