Grant for Cromwell Harbour repairs

Dunbar's Cromwell Harbour.
Dunbar's Cromwell Harbour.

Almost £50,000 has been awarded to Dunbar Harbour Trust (DHT), as part of a project to carry out repairs to the town’s Cromwell Harbour.

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) announced more than £650,000 funding to help with historic sites across the country last month, including the 16th-century harbour.

DHT is responsible for Cromwell Harbour, as well as the 19th-century Victoria Harbour and Broadhaven Harbour and they have announced that the £47,840 would be used to carry out repairs to the structure of the harbour, allowing its continued use as a working and leisure anchorage. The money is awarded as part the HES Building Repair Grants scheme, which supports repair work to buildings of architectural or historic interest.

Cromwell Harbour is named for its association with Oliver Cromwell, who used it to supply his armies before the second battle of Dunbar.