Elgin Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme
Elgin CARS was launched on 13th August 2013 and will run for a five year period. The scheme aims to inspire and motivate collective action to transform the city centre, designated an ‘outstanding’ area of conservation due to the large number of listed buildings, several of which are considered to be of national importance. Funding has been secured from Historic Scotland, Elgin BID, Elgin Fund and the Moray Council.
The scheme will deliver the Elgin Conservation Area Management Plan (PDF) commissioned by the ‘Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere’ partnership initiative. Grants will be offered to building owners and occupiers for the identified priority buildings and closes, other traditional buildings in need of repair, and for shop front improvements. In addition, public realm improvements will be carried out, two apprentice stone masons will be employed, and traditional skills training will be available to raise awareness and increase local expertise in the repair and maintenance of traditional buildings.
This £3.3 million scheme will be overseen by a Management Group which includes Elgin BID, Elgin Fund, Elgin Benevolent Trust, Moray College UHI and local councillors. The Conservation Area Management Plan is part of a suite of documents funded by the Moray Council & Elgin BID that were prepared to provide spatial & building analysis, public realm audit, historical background and detailed costs guidance for the scheme. To view the documents click here: Conservation Area Appraisal PDF, Management PDF, Action PDF and Interpretation plan PDF
For more information on Elgin CARS, please visit: http://elgincars.org.uk/
Economic Development Dept.
The Moray Council, Council Offices
High Street, Elgin
0300 123 4561