Funding boost for two local charities

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Tourist attractions in the Brechin area have benefited from funding of over £100,000 from Angus Council’s survive and thrive cultural heritage tourism scheme.

The scheme is open to charities which run visitor attractions in Angus and support volunteering within their communities.

In Brechin the Caledonian Railway received funding for £60,000 for the resurfacing and edging of platforms at the Bridge of Dun terminus.

The Glenesk Trust received funding for £45,000 which will ensure the continuing viability of the Glenesk Retreat and to improve the visitor experience.

Also having their funds boosted was Monifieth Local History Society which received £15,000, Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre receiving £40,000 and Barry Mill which got £20,000.

Councillor Jim Houston said: “The funds for the Glenesk Retreat will help them with their education community involvement. It obviously helps their viability and keeps them going. It is good for the Glens and the tourist area.

“The Caledonian can now redo the platform area at the Bridge of Dun which is a welcome addition for them.”