Highlands & Islands

Gairloch Heritage Museum project secures key funding

Artist's impression of Gairloch Museum Image copyright Gairloch Heritage Museum
Image caption An artist's impression of the inside of the proposed new museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum has secured funding to help it relocate to a blast-proof former Cold War building in the Wester Ross village.

The museum sought new premises due to a lack of space and because its lease was running out after 2018.

It has been awarded £725,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards converting an Anti-Aircraft Operations Room (AAOR).

The building, built in the 1950s, is known as the Old Radar Station.

In more recent years it was used as a roads maintenance depot.

Highland Council has approved the museum's plans and its managers hope the lottery funding will be a "catalyst" for further funding awards.

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