Stephen Kerr MP visited Bannockburn House on Friday to get an update on the plans to renovate the historic building. The Bannockburn House Trust has put together a comprehensive masterplan and are progressing funding opportunities that would allow the major work needed to be carried out.
Among the funds being targeted is the £15 Million Culture budget allocated to the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal. Funding from this source would facilitate the creation of a car park and visitor centre.
Stephen gave his backing to the volunteers and took the opportunity to look around at the significant work that they have already undertaken. Following a successful visitor season, works to the house continue.
Picture shows Stephen with Penny Ellis, Chair of the Bannockburn House Trust, in front the historic building holding a depiction of what the Trust are working to achieve.
Stephen Kerr said:-
The commitment and sheer hard work of the volunteers is incredible as they continue to progress the renovation of this nationally important building. It would help enormously if decisions could start being made by those responsible for the City Region Deal regarding allocations from the Cultural fund part. The Trust really need to get the green light to start work and having that money attributed to their project will aid other funding applications a great deal by demonstrating the commitment from the Council.