Prince Charles leads pro­pos­als to ren­o­vate sixth-cen­tury kirk­yard

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THE Duke of Rothe­say is spear­head­ing a project to breathe new life into one of the North-east’s old­est church­yards.

Prince Charles is aim­ing to ren­o­vate the sixth-cen­tury Tul­lich Kirk­yard, near Bal­later, in­clud­ing restor­ing three Pic­tish stones to the site. The duke has en­listed five con­struc­tion stu­dents from his foun­da­tion for build­ing com­mu­nity pro­gramme to carry out the work.

Part of their job will be to build a tra­di­tional dry­s­tone wall which will be dec­o­rated and sur­round a prom­i­nent dis­play of the stones. Funded by the duke’s char­i­ta­ble foun­da­tion, the project is be­ing led by lo­cal dry-stone walling ex­pert Steve Den­ham – and also in­volves the con­struc­tion of a 984ft perime­ter wall. Re­becca Lloyd, head of phi­lan­thropy at the foun­da­tion, said: “We are de­lighted to fund the work and wel­come the sup­port we have re­ceived from the Royal Dee­side com­mu­nity and lo­cal au­thor­ity.” Con­struc­tion is ex­pected to run into next year.

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