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Historic Environment Scotland Visit


Published on 3rd August 2018

Historic Environment Scotland Visit

On Friday 15th June 2018, Fife Historic Buildings Trust welcomed Historic Environment Scotland into Cupar Burgh Chambers for an exciting announcement.

The morning started off with a private tour around Cupar for Historic Environment Scotland and Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism & External Affairs and HES Chief Executive Alex Paterson looking at the successful CARS projects completed. It was then back to Cupar Burgh Chambers where it was announced Historic Environment Scotland will be investing £10 million into Scottish Communities, as part of their 8th round of Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS). In 2018, HES celebrates 10 years since the first CARS projects were established. CARS has a proven track record of delivering results and seven rounds of the programme have made significant impacts to Scottish towns and villages.

Cupar has benefitted from this investment, with the five-year Cupar CARS/THI scheme, managed by Fife Council, in partnership with Fife Historic Buildings Trust, investing over £7million in the historic properties and streets of Cupar. Historic Environment Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund have made awards totalling £1.5million to establish the Cupar CARS/THI programme, which runs from April 2014 to March 2019. Cupar has a superb architectural heritage, reflected in its many listed buildings and large Conservation Area. These historic buildings need regular care and attention and the Building Repair Grant Scheme is designed to help property owners and tenants with full repairing leases to repair and conserve the historic fabric and traditional appearance of their buildings.

Cupar Burgh Chambers was a formally disused building placed on the buildings at risk register. With the restoration now complete it will serve as a holiday apartment bringing people from across the world to Cupar. Fife Historic Buildings Trust already own and manage two successful holiday lets, Kinghorn Town Hall and John McDouall Stuart View in Dysart. The team have worked very hard to restore the property and keep as many Georgian features as possible. The Holiday apartment consists of two bedrooms each with ensuite on the second floor. On the first floor there is a spectacular Living/Dining room with kitchenette. There is a large bay window with superb views across Crossgate. Guests will have all the amenities that they would require making it a home from home for all of the family. Sleeping up to 7 guests, it is a great place for both friends and family to come and stay. Click here for more information and to book. 

Projects

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Holiday Lets

Fife Historic Buildings Trust has two self-catering holiday apartments to let, within Fife. For more information and to book, click below.


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