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Ministerial visits

We were delighted to play host to Aileen Campbell – Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government as she paid a visit to East Lothian. She spent just over an hour onsite, touring the gardens and the work being carried out at the historic Black Bull Close buildings and chatting to our staff and volunteers.…

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Granny Paxton revisits the Black Bull Close

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Community Day on May 18th. The weather wasn’t on our side but we had a great day regardless with lots of people stopping by to hear more about our plans for the Black Bull Close buildings. You can read more about those plans here. On a very…

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Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful indeed….woop woop and huge thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund who have confirmed their further support of The Ridge and the Black Bull Close project with the announcment of funding for the second phase of development. Hip Hip Hooray! Last year (2018), we completed the the Clearance of the Close buildings making…

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Announcing continued support from the Architectural Heritage Fund

We are super delighted to announce continued funding from the Architectural Heritage Fund. This support allows us to push on with Phase 2 of the development stage of the Black Bull Close project. The funding will be used to cover the costs of professional fees such as planning, archaeology and excavation as well as contributing…

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Fantastic Funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Beyond

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…

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Black Bull Close Construction

Foundations Work

The Ridge Foundations CIC started work in earnest on 16 October, with 4 new employees, training in masonry skills under Stockdale and Lyall, our ongoing partners.