Mil­lions for his­toric plan

The Oban Times - - News -

EX­CIT­ING plans to high­light the im­por­tance of Bri­tain’s old­est Bronze Age and ne­olithic arte­facts at Kil­martin Glen have been awarded lottery mil­lions.

The Her­itage Lottery Fund (HLF) award of £ 3.1 mil­lion will trans­form Kil­martin mu­seum and safe­guard many thou­sands of arte­facts in the care of the mu­seum’s Re­de­vel­op­ment Pro­ject.

The pro­ject was ini­tially turned down by the HLF, but the de­ter­mined char­ity re­vised its ground­break­ing plans.

While fi­nal stages of the ap­pli­ca­tion are still to be com­pleted, a £400,000 de­vel­op­ment grant has been awarded to the pro­ject to progress the pro­ject’s plans for the mu­seum and the glen.

Mon­u­ments within 10 miles of the mu­seum in­clude the world’s largest pre­his­toric cup and ring marked rock and Du­nadd Fort, ci­tadel of the Kings of the Scotti tribe.

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