Following Solway Heritage's development of a funding application,
in April 2006 the Scottish Ministers, through Historic Scotland, agreed to fund a Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme in
Whithorn and made an offer of £375,000. With the Dumfries and Galloway Council’s contribution of £125,000,
a total fund of £500,000 was established.
The Whithorn CARS has enabled considerable investment in the built
fabric of the town with the aim of securing a more viable economic future. This investment has been directed at works
that will have a significant visual impact on the historic architectural quality and appearance of the town and will ensure
high conservation standards in both property repairs and public realm works.
Solway Heritage is delighted to be
managing this scheme.