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Protecting Ayr's past, investing in our future

Townscape Heritage schemes exist across  the country. A large proportion of these schemes are funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and aim to “reverse the decline of our best-loved historic townscapes. Local, regional and national organisations work together to repair buildings in conservation areas and bring them back to life”.

These schemes “don't just help to create attractive, vibrant places that people want to live, work, visit and invest in. They also inspire communities to find out more about their townscape heritage, and give local people the chance to learn new skills.”

Ayr Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) works to meet these aims through the renovation of our priority buildings on New Bridge Street and by making grant funding available to owners of other buildings within the THI area for conservation and refurbishment works. To explore what we do in more detail, visit Our Projects, or to find out more about the grant funding available, take a look at our Apply section.

Townscape Heritage Initiative Area






We also aim to promote the architectural heritage of Ayr town centre through informative events and projects for all ages. Visit the Events section to see what we have coming up.

Our News section is the best place to find out how our work is progressing.

We are always happy to answer questions and speak to people about Ayr’s beautiful buildings. Feel free to give us a call on 01292 617606, email us at enquiries@ayrthi.org.uk or pop in to see us at 11 High Street.

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