Townscape Heritage Initiative

 

A major programme of investment in the Stromness Conservation Area is under way through the Stromness Townscape Heritage Initiative. Over £3.5million has been secured from various funders including Heritage Lottery Fund , Historic Scotland, Orkney Islands Council and Europe to repair and reinstate the historic townscape through a mixture of restoration work and bringing vacant premises back into use as well as a series of training initiatives.

 

Stromness

 

As well as restoring the character of the flagstone street, and providing grants for other building works, the initiative is providing training in traditional skills.

 

Stromness

 

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Stromness

 

Brief facts about Stromness

 

Stromness is a Conservation Area of Outstanding Architectural and Historical Merit. There are over 70 buildings listed for historical and architectural interest.

 

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