Published: 21/02/2014 16:00 - Updated: 21/02/2014 15:44

£10,000 grant for Creich War Memorial works

Bonar Bridge War Memorial. Photo courtesy of Kyle of Sutherland Heritage Society.
Bonar Bridge War Memorial. Photo courtesy of Kyle of Sutherland Heritage Society.

Creich War Memorial is to share a pot of more than £100,000 to restore 10 war memorials, as part of the Scottish Government’s First World War commemoration programme.

First Minister Alex Salmond today announced that £10,693 has been awarded to help upkeep the Bonar Bridge memorial.

  The railings surrounding the memorial are in “poor” condition due to flaking paint which is allowing water to corrode the ironwork. The grant funding will help with the restoration of the original ironwork railings. This will include the removal of the existing paint and corrosion and where necessary the replacement of sections of badly corroded ironwork. In addition, access to the memorial will be improved as the gate will be widened ensuring everyone can get to the memorial to pay their tribute.

The Centenary Memorials Fund has helped 13 projects so far and applications can still be made to help the repair and conservation Scotland’s war memorials.

Frances Moreton, Director of War Memorials Trust, said: ““We are delighted with the latest announcement of grants through the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund. These awards are making a significant difference to the protection and conservation of war memorials in Scotland and the memory of the fallen commemorated by them.

“War Memorials Trust encourages anyone considering a repair or conservation project to get in touch and see if your local war memorial might benefit from a grant in the next few years.”

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