Aims and Objectives

Gorebridge 2 450x300What are the main aims of the Gorebridge CARS?

  • To preserve and enhance the character of Gorebridge Conservation Area
  • To repair and enhance the fabric and character of historic buildings
  • To reinstate architectural detail
  • To improve the Main Street in Gorebridge Conservation Area
  • To involve the local community and improve the knowledge and understanding of the history and heritage of the area
  • To increase knowledge and expertise in traditional building skills, to encourage the use of appropriate repair and restoration methods, materials and techniques
  • To encourage additional investment in Gorebridge
  • To ensure that the project is sustainable and provides for the future of Gorebridge
  • A repairs programme for historic buildings to include a priority project and a small grants scheme.
  • Community engagement through providing training opportunities in traditional construction skills and through education programmes
  • Public realm improvements adjacent to Newbyres Hall.

In order to achieve the above the main elements of the scheme are:

 Gorebridge has one priority project, Newbyres Hall and the smaller grants will be offered to identified eligible properties (see grants section).

Supported By:

Gorebridge Community Development TrustHistoric ScotlandMidlothian Council