Argyll Estates’ archivists Ishbel MacKinnon and Jackie Davenport announced today that “Our funding application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for Written in the Landscape has been successful! We have been awarded up to £100,000, which represents approximately 33% of the total project costs. Most of the remaining funding has already been pledged, so we are now very optimistic that the project will go ahead in early 2016 and run for three years, to December 2018.”
Written in the Landscape is an amazing new project that will allow publication of some of the Duke of Argyll’s family’s historical treasures for the first time. Papers dating back to 1679, which have been kept in dusty bundles in a locked storeroom in Inveraray Castle, will be catalogued and restored. An Iodhlann will then be allowed to digitise the Tiree-relevant documents for our archive. We are hoping to get started in mid-2016.