July 25, 2024


Art Shines Through

Additional funding approved for restoration of art deco Macduff pavilion

Councillors have approved a £71,000 grant that will enable a community team to complete structure works and prepare a setting up warrant submission for the restoration of a lido pavilion developing in Macduff.

Additional funding approved for restoration of art deco Macduff pavilion

The funding for the Friends of Tarlair Neighborhood Group from the Macduff Eyesight and Action Prepare spending budget was unanimously supported by Aberdeenshire Council’s Banff and Buchan region committee final 7 days.

It comes on the again of much more than £1.4 million in funding from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Cash Grant Fund to enable breathe new daily life into the former lido pavilion.

The £1.8m undertaking will involve the Mates of Tarlair local community group bringing the the moment-well-known artwork deco facility back again into use for both community residents and readers.

Mates of Tarlair have carried out many care-taking duties more than various years on a voluntary basis these kinds of as clearing the place all around the pavilion of litter and marine detritus.

They have also been vigilant in reporting to Aberdeenshire Council functions of vandalism at the web-site and responsive repairs.

Nestled in a sheltered bay east of Macduff, the refurbished community facility will feature a cafe and an art heritage workshop.

Studio Octopi in partnership with Heritage Architecture have been appointed final yr with funding support secured from the Macduff Vision and Motion Strategy to lead the restoration.

Commenting on the most current monetary support for the job, Banff and Buchan place committee chair Cllr Doreen Mair claimed: “We have all been extremely impressed by the electricity and motivation demonstrated by the Friends of Tarlair and this funding will empower them to finish essential stages of the initiative in a restricted timescale, especially close to the structure do the job. At the time once more I would like to congratulate the group on its progress to-date and thank our officers for their continued assist of the challenge.”

Chair of the Macduff Progress Partnership, Councillor Ross Cassie, additional: “We’re looking at quite exciting progress at Tarlair which, when finished, will bring this iconic art deco setting up back to life for the regional local community and guests to enjoy for a lot of years to come.”

In the meantime, the Banff and Buchan place committee also accredited a tender for flood improvement functions at Whitehills.

The scheme, envisioned to begin in the Spring, will see the flood bund and involved drainage systems in the village upgraded about a 4-6 7 days period of time.