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Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP has welcomed the news that Innerpeffray Library in her constituency has been awarded £36,425 from the Recovery and Resilience Fund, administered by Museums Galleries Scotland.

Ms Cunningham said:

“The Scottish Government has allocated £4 million from the package of funding to protect Scotland’s culture and heritage sectors from the impacts of Covid-19 to the Museum Recovery and Resilience Fund, which aims to secure the future of Scottish independent museums put at risk by the pandemic and to protect the vital role that they play in their communities.

“Museums, like other visitor attractions, and so many other sectors of the economy, face an uncertain future due to the impact of the pandemic.

“Innerpeffray Library, in my constituency, holds a unique place in Scotland’s history as the first lending library in the country. 

“As well as being home to some significant volumes of antiquarian books, the original Borrowers' Register affords an interesting peek into the social history of the area and allows people the opportunity to see – in their own handwriting – a record of what books their ancestors had borrowed and then see those books for themselves. It really is a wee gem of a visitor attraction.

“That heritage needs to be preserved and so I am delighted to learn that Innerpeffray has been awarded £36,425 from that fund to support their operating costs and fund consultancy costs towards a review of the business plan and fundraising strategy.”

Roseanna Cunningham MSP, 63 Glasgow Road, Perth PH2 0PE  •  01738 620540   •   Website designed & hosted by Craig Mackay Design