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Biggar Museum forges ahead after £2.1 million raised

Open day...next weekend will be the last for Gladstone Court in Biggar (Pic Lindsay Addison)

Open day...next weekend will be the last for Gladstone Court in Biggar (Pic Lindsay Addison)

 

BIGGAR’S new museum is forging ahead after volunteers managed to raise an incredible £2.1 million.

The success came after its knock-back by the National Lottery’s Heritage Fund in October last year.

Angry but undaunted, Museum Trustees launched a further appeal to local people and have raised the final quarter of a million pounds.

Now, work is starting on the Stephens Garage site on the High Street with the contract going to local builder J&J McCann.

“It is a pretty astonishing thing really,” said Trustees chairman James Dawnay.

“All in all we have rasied £2.1 million, which is amazing.

“I wonder if any other village in Britain could have done the same.”

Moat Park and Gladstone Court, both well-loved venues but not suitable for modern visitors, are to close this year. Gladstone Court will have a last open day on Saturday, April 19, from 11am to 4.30pm.

For the full story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette. What’s your view on this story? Share your comments here or write to editor Julie Currie, 3 High Street, Carluke, ML8 4AL, or email jcurrie@jpress.co.uk

 

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