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Gala Fairydean Rovers Football Stand

Reactive Maintenance and Repair of Gala Fairydean Rovers Football Stand – Gala Fairydean Rovers FC (approved subject to match funding)

Gala Fairydean Rovers have secured Fallago funding to protect and preserve their late Modernist, A-listed football stand. The stand was designed by Architect Peter Womersley (1923–93), one of the most renowned and talented post-war architects who worked in Scotland. This unique structure will be protected for the enjoyment of future generations and provide users, community groups and interest groups with a safe environment in which to spectate.

Grant Awarded: £40,000
Total Project Cost: £406,420


Burnfoot Community Garden

Burnfoot Community Garden – Burnfoot Community Futures (approved subject to match funding)

This project will develop a fully accessible garden within the Burnfoot Community Hub site. The garden will serve as a social space and an outdoor classroom, as well as a focus for environmentally-conscious community gardening.

Grant Awarded: £19,930
Total Project Cost: £65,780


Ancrum Mantle Walls

Ancrum Mantle Walls Project – Ancrum & District Heritage Society (approved subject to match funding)

The Ancrum Mantle Walls site is of national importance. It contains the buried remains of a substantial medieval stone building (suspected to be a Bishop’s palace) from the 12th and 13th centuries. The project will undertake a community archaeological dig to investigate and record the site, with an extensive programme of community engagement to follow.

Grant Awarded: £10,538
Total Project Cost: £60,938


Union Chain Bridge

Restoration of the Union Chain Bridge – Friends of the Union Chain Bridge (approved subject to match funding)

The Union Chain Bridge, running across the River Tweed and linking England and Scotland, is the world’s oldest vehicular suspension bridge. This project will ensure the Bridge stays open to vehicular traffic with an extensive restoration programme totalling several millions. The project will also promote and increase awareness of this iconic engineering masterpiece, both nationally and internationally. It will focus on bringing communities together on both sides of the crossing and promote tourism by maintaining links with other locations in the Borders.

Grant Awarded: £50,000
Total Project Cost: £7.408 million


Hawick Saxhorn Band

Sounding Hawick’s Brass (Phase 2) – Hawick Saxhorn Band (approved subject to match funding)

Hawick Saxhorn Band is a vital part of the local community, providing musical entertainment at a number of public events. The Band (formed in 1855) provides instruments and musical instruction to its members, ensuring that everyone can participate, whatever their financial circumstances. Funding the replacement of old and worn-out instruments will ensure that performances given by the Band continue to delight Hawick and its surrounding areas.

Grant Awarded: £2750
Total Project Cost: £5500


Whiteadder: The Historic Heart of the Lammermuirs

Whiteadder: The Historic Heart of the Lammermuirs – Scottish Borders Council (approved subject to match funding)

Edin’s Hall Broch and the Whiteadder Valley

This project will help mitigate the impact of windfarm development in the Lammermuirs and reinstate a heritage routeway from the Merse to the Lothians for modern purposes. Community art projects focusing on the natural heritage of the area will be featured in project outputs such as a website, leaflets and on-site interpretation. Archaeological excavations will also form a major component of the project and community engagement will be a key focus throughout (image © SBC HER).

Grant Awarded: £24,566
Total Project Cost: £334,850


Will H Ogilvie Commemoration

The Will H Ogilvie Anniversary Commemoration – Ex-Kelsae Laddies Club (approved subject to match funding)

This commemoration project marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Border Poet, Will H Ogilvie. Ogilvie was born in 1869 at Holefield, near Kelso, and a small area of ground overlooking Holefield farmhouse has been selected to feature a memorial stone and information boards. The stone will be unveiled by the Kelsae Laddie during the Yetholm Rideout and the project will also be encouraging the use of the poet’s work in local schools.

Grant Awarded: £5000
Total Project Cost: £12,650