ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS

HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND APPLICATION

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

Jura Consultants worked with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (ASH) to assist with the development of an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Having developed plans with Gareth Hoskins Architects the project aimed to transform the Regimental Museum, located within one of the most significant buildings at Stirling Castle. The Museum holds a wide ranging nationally important collection and whilst the assets are responsibly cared for, physical access is challenging and intellectual access to the collections is dated and in need of major investment.

 Jura Consultants reviewed all documents related to the application, recommending key changes, and then worked closely and collaboratively with the ASH project team to draft the full HLF application. The project was awarded a first round pass of £1.4million in September 2016 and is now commencing the development phase between rounds 1 and 2 of the HLF process. In due course the museum spaces will be enhanced and the fascinating story of the Regiment and a key building in the history of the Castle will be better told. Spaces will be revealed to the public for the first time, with an experience created that meets the expectations of the modern visitor and is commensurate with the high quality offer available at Stirling Castle. The conservation needs of the collection will be met, audiences will be increased, outreach initiatives will be extended and sustainability issues that threaten the museum’s future will be fully addressed.