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Heritage Lottery Award Of �1.19 Million For Wick 27 February 03                                         Street Map
Heritage Lottery Fund  is about to sign the contract confirming the award of �1.19M towards the Lower Pulteneytown Townscape Heritage Initiative.     It is believed that matched funding from Highland Council, Communities Scotland and Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise will take the figure to nearly �2 million.

Contract documents for the funding of the THI have been drawn up and have now been signed by Arthur McCourt, the Chief Executive of The Highland Council on behalf of the other joint funding agencies Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise and Communities Scotland and are now with the Trustees of the National Memorial Fund for signing.  The signing of the documents at this time is all the more significant as Pulteneytown and the people of Caithness prepare to mark the bicentenary of the signing of the agreement between the British Fisheries Society to purchase the 390 acres of land on the south side of the Wick River from Sir Benjamin Dunbar on the 11th March 1803.

Looking towards Lower Pulteneytown past Mackays Hotel

The area of Lower Pulteneytown from Miller Street to Harbour Quay forms the Townscape Heritage Initiative Area and it is here within the coming years that the community have set out there vision to create �a colourful, vibrant mixed use location in Wick with the very valuable heritage vested by Thomas Telford fully restored. A series of small refurbished and new build projects, occupied by a range of uses including housing, new businesses, specialist shops, heritage, arts and cultural and community activities.� 200 years ago this was an area of opportunity attracting new businesses from far and near, with the signing of this new funding contract new opportunities have been created.

For further information please contact Mr Mick Broad, Lower Pulteneytown THI Manager, Planning & Development Service, The Highland Council, 34A High Street, WICK, Caithness KW1 4BS
Tel: 01955 605858
Email: [email protected]

A Few Streets In Lower Pulteneytown
Bank Row
Burn Street
Miller Street

Saltoun Street
Telford Street
Union Street