Brechin received biggest single Lotto boost

Merchants House after regeneration
Merchants House after regeneration

Angus has benefitted to the tune of £25.5 million of investment from The National Lottery since it first launched 20 years ago.

Figures revealed that 933 grants have been awarded to individuals and organisations across the county since the first draw on November 19, 1994.

The regeneration of Brechin’s town centre received the biggest grant in Angus, with £1.5 million given to the project to 2007.

The smallest grant was given to help a World War II veteran make a commemorative visit, and the very first grant was for £6,000 which was given to Forfar Sailing Club to purchase equipment

Jackie O’Sullivan, from the National Lottery, said: “In 20 years, the National Lottery has helped transform life in Angus for the better, creating iconic cultural landmarks, empowering communities and developing world class sporting talent.

“National Lottery funding has improved people’s health, preserved our rich heritage and created a better future for all.

“In addition to all the projects that have benefited, thousands of individuals across the UK have won life changing prizes with 3,600 millionaires created to date.

“National Lottery players can be proud of the positive changes they have helped bring about since the first draw in 1994.”