The Scottish Government has granted £729,659 from their Regeneration Capital Grant Fund to help transform Maybole Castle. The funding will be used to turn the castle into a key attraction bringing the building back into use.
The 16th century castle will be completely refurbished so visitors and locals can enjoy the historic building and grounds. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the gardens which will be restored too.
Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell said: “I’m delighted that alongside COSLA we are delivering a further £25 million of investment to support community led projects right across Scotland.
“This project will see a 16th century building brought back into use as a key asset for Maybole, creating new business and employment opportunities and contributing to the wider ambitions for regenerating the town.”
Councillor Siobhian Brown, Economy and Culture Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: “This fantastic funding boost for Maybole supports our ambitions for thriving towns which generate employment opportunities, support new and existing business and add to our world beating tourist attractions.”
Mark Fletcher, Chair of Maybole Community Council stated: “This generous grant from Scottish Government secures a sustainable future for the castle. It’s an iconic building in the town and we can now look forward to a fully revitalised high street that will make Maybole an even better town to live, work and visit.”