Garioch Heritage Centre

Preserving Aberdeenshire Canal Heritage

Garioch Heritage Centre is working to preserve and share the history of the Aberdeenshire Canal through the relocation, conservation, and display of a canal inspection boat used on the canal.
raised of £25,000 target
by 18 supporters
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Earlier this year, members of Garioch Heritage Society took part in a discussion on a local Facebook page around the Iron skeleton of a boat near the start of the old Aberdeenshire Canal in Port Elphinstone. Following this information, our team began discussions with Aberdeenshire Council Archaeology Services and Kirkwood Commercial Park regarding the ownership of the boat and the possibility of removing it from its current location to the Centre for preservation and display. It was established that Kirkwood Commercial Park were the owners of the land, and a conversation was established with them regarding the boat, its history, and the possibility of removal. We are pleased to say that Kirkwood Commercial Park have graciously agreed to allow the Centre to remove the boat to the Centre.

The work now begins to arrange the safe relocation of the boat, its conservation, and display in the centre. This work will ensure that this important piece of the history of the Garioch is preserved and shared for generations to come.

About the charity

Garioch Heritage Centre

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Since 1987, the Garioch Heritage Society has been collecting artefacts and information relating to the history of the Garioch from its earliest times to the present day. We are delighted to have now been given the opportunity to make it all available to a wider public in this iconic building.

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