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16 September 2013
Have your say on Kirkwall's Historic Town Centre

The Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) team is inviting the public along to find out about, and exchange ideas on, the new £3.4m THI project which aims to regenerate the historic heart of Kirkwall at 4pm to 6pm in the St Magnus Centre on Tuesday 17 September 2013.

Miriam Frier, Kirkwall THI’s manager said: “We’d like to invite people along to our event on 17th September, when we’ll give a brief introduction to the project and then hold a facilitated discussion on the THI’s major topic areas.

Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) which will also incorporate a Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) will fund property works and bring vacant space back into use as well as work with local businesses, contractors, residents and visitors on traditional building skills training and other initiatives.

“There will be an opportunity for people to view displays which outline the main THI vision and show some of the properties and training projects which are being considered as part of the THI project, which will run from 2014 to 2019 in the conservation area of Kirkwall.”

“This event will also give people the opportunity to raise any other issues relevant to the THI remit, and I’d welcome people along to find out about and have their say on this exciting new project.”

The event will provide the opportunity for an informal exchange of ideas between members of the public, stakeholders, OIC officials and consultants who are working with Orkney Islands Council to develop the stage two funding submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

For further queries or enquiries please contact the Kirkwall THI project manager who is available at the following address on a Monday most weeks:
Miriam Frier, Kirkwall THI
15 Victoria Street
Kirkwall KW15 1DN
miriam.frier@orkney.gov.uk