Town Projects

Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere

The 'Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere' project aims to enhance the visitor experience of Elgin City Centre and Moray and provide greater access to local heritage whilst improving economic opportunities within the region.

Part of the project is a £4 million + development of the Elgin Heritage Experience and Grant Lodge which will complement the works at Elgin Cathedral by Historic Scotland. This will develop the corridor – from Ladyhill to the Cathedral and on towards Johnstons of Elgin – and will include the introduction of interpretive signposts along the route and related development of Grant Lodge as an archive/family history centre, registrars and Visitor Information Service.

Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere: An Evaluation

Running in tandem with this is a £3.3 million project developing the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), which will allow for work to priority buildings, public realm works, historic shop front improvements and skills training. The aim of the scheme is to make grants available to property and shop owners who have properties within the CARS area of Elgin which have been identified as priority buildings and that require traditional building repairs.

Discover Moray's Great Places 

The Discover Moray’s Great Places project is being led by the Moray Council on behalf of the Moray Economic Partnership and its Tourism & Culture theme group. The project is exploring how Moray’s rich heritage can be further enhanced through working closely with Moray’s Creative Scotland Place partnership. The aims are to maximise community learning and engagement with heritage (in particular younger people) and to attract new audiences, participants and visitors.

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Development Officer
Economic Development Dept.
The Moray Council, Council Offices
High Street, Elgin
IV30 1BX

0300 123 4561

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