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Great start in bid to repair church roof

The historic parish church of St Vigeans by Arbroath has been successful in obtaining grant aid from both Historic Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund to help cover the costs of urgent roof work.

The total cost of the repairs is estimated at around £360,000. The grant received from Historic Scotland totals just over £124,000 and the Heritage Lottery Fund have donated £106,500—leaving a deficit of around £130,000 for the church to raise.

Elder David Cargill explained, “We have already raised some of the required figure with our ongoing fund-raising.

“However, the roof committee have decided to give everyone the opportunity to sponsor a slate for the minimum of £5 per slate.”

• Full story at the Dundee Courier.

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