SCOTTISH BORDERS COUNCIL

SELKIRK CONSERVATION AREA REGENERATION SCHEME EVALUATION

The Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) is a regeneration focused initiative from Historic Environment Scotland, aimed at improving existing buildings within conservation areas. The initiative is funded primarily by HES in partnership with local authorities to provide financial assistance to a wide range of buildings and projects. Jura Consultants evaluated the impact of a five year investment in Selkirk totaling over £2 million. The aim was to help communicate the value and impacts (both positive and negative) of the project to the principle funder and inform elected members and other stakeholders about issues that could benefit other historic environment and regeneration initiatives that may be undertaken in future. The methodology included site visits, two online surveys, and telephone interviews with stakeholders.