Black Bull Close Clearance and Community Archaeology Project
We’re so excited to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund has granted us £55,000 to support the next phase in clearing the Black Bull Close buildings and making them safe.
This will allow us to give access to small supervised groups, in particular as part of a parallel programme of community archaeology over this Spring/Summer.
We will be recruiting and announcing a programme of events and activities very soon so stay up to date with all our exciting goings on via our website, facebook page or newsletter.
In the meantime, if you want to learn more about the project you can read the feasibility study on our website or there are printed copies available at the library. There is a great deal of information within the study but if you just want to have a wee chat about we are happy to do that too.
In further funding news, we are grateful once more to the Area Partnership for their continued support and their generous £10,000 contribution to the Black Bull project and to the Civic Pride Fund who as awarded us £5,000 to create an entrance to (and some wall repairs for) a new Sanctuary Garden off Garden Lane. Dunbar Grammar School pupils are working with local groups. e.g. Dementia Friendly, to develop plans and to create a different sort of garden. Unlike the productive Backlands Garden, it will be a place to escape to, to enjoy the sensory experience of a peaceful garden space, designed and planted to stimulate and soothe the senses in equal measure.
We welcome anyone who would like the chance to get involved in this wonderful project.