03.10 Stirling Receives Lottery Fund Grant
- Stirling Receives Lottery Fund Grant To Restore Cemetery
The Stirling council will receive more than £820,000 ($1.6 million US) to restore the Old Town Cemetery, including the Kirkyard, the Valley Cemetery and Drummond Pleasure Ground.
Grants by the lottery fund in Scotland amount to £375 millon pounds ( more than $722 million dollars US), and Colin McLean, the fund's manager for Scotland, said: "We are delighted to support projects which do more than just preserve the heritage.
"We want to create opportunities for people to get involved, to learn and to enjoy the history of what surrounds them. Scotland has an excellent track record in devising projects which do just that on both a national basis and in local communities.
"Since starting in 1995, we've supported around 1850 heritage projects the length and breadth of the country. That's a tremendous achievement when you think of the number of people each project will have touched in some way or other."