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Kelso Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI)

Economic Impact Assessment

Jura Consultants were commissioned by Scottish Borders Council to undertake an analysis of the economic impact of the Kelso THI following its conclusion in March 2015. The Kelso THI project was a partnership project that was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland through the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) and Scottish Borders Council. The aim was to regenerate the historic centre of the Kelso Conservation Area through grant funding to a wide range of projects.

The purpose of the report was to help to communicate the value of the project to elected members and other stakeholders and to inform thinking on other projects and initiatives that may be undertaken in future. Jura Consultants undertook primary research with the main stakeholders of the project to provide further evidence of the success or otherwise of the project in its totality and of specific initiatives. This included telephone interviews with those responsible for delivering the eight priority projects in the scheme and interviews with contractors and suppliers to the THI to assess the benefits to them and any issues experienced during delivery. A survey of all recipients of grants was carried out to assess the effectiveness of the THI process and the impact of improvements and a desk based analysis was completed of the economic impact of the project as a whole. This considered construction related impacts, additionality, displacement and the creation of equivalent years of employment.