Drop-in meeting for regeneration project

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Fraserburgh 2021 will hold a drop-in event for Broch residents to see how the multimillion-pound regeneration project is progressing.

The joint Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme project aims to support the regeneration and heritage of the town.

Councillor David Aitchison, Chairman of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, said: ““Fraserburgh is a town of great historical significance in Scotland and it is very exciting to see things progressing thanks to the council’s regeneration strategy.

“This event will give local residents the chance to find out more about the work going on behind the scenes and I hope it is well attended.”

The drop-in session will outline priority projects for Fraserburgh 2021, including historic properties in Saltoun Square such as the Townhouse and former Police Station.

The event will also include complimentary initiatives surrounding the scheme with officers on hand to answer questions.

Councillor John Cox, Chairman of the Banff and Buchan Area Committee, said: “The initial funding from Heritage Lottery Fund showed a vote of confidence in the people and businesses of Fraserburgh and the council is very grateful for the positive response from the town so far.

“I would like to thank council officers who worked extremely hard to prepare the first application and are continuing to do so as we work toward the second round.”

The HLF awarded a first-round pass to the council in February this year and a grant was made available to further develop project proposals.

The drop-in session will take place on Wednesday October 28 at the Council Chambers in Saltoun Square.