The Sail Loft

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Organisation: North East Scotland Preservation Trust
Project title: The Sail Loft

Led by North East Scotland Preservation Trust in partnership with Portsoy Community Enterprise, the Sail Loft Bunkhouse was supported with a grant of £878,200 from NLHF’s Heritage Enterprise scheme to repair and convert a group of listed and ‘at risk’ 18th century buildings into 4-star bunkhouse accommodation for tourists. Funding was also received from Historic Environment Scotland (£360,000) via the Portsoy CARS and the Coastal Communities Fund (£601,000). The Architectural Heritage Fund supported the development of the project and provided a loan to cover cash flow requirements during implementation. The Sail Loft, Portsoy opened for business in February 2017.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? Main: 03

Other: 08, 10, 13

Contact name: Paul Higson, NESPT Project Manager
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Reviewed: November 2018