Sharing Heritage: Resurrecting & Preserving History Project/Friends of Southern Necropolis celebrates £8,700 Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
In September 2017 Friends of Southern Necropolis received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant. This exciting project, Resurrecting and Preserving History from the Southern Necropolis and led by Friends of Southern Necropolis has been given £8,700 to further promote and preserve the educational and historical assets of the Southern Necropolis cemetery in the Gorbals area of Glasgow.
Friends of Southern Necropolis will research and publish, updated historical information
relating to the cemetery. We will work with local schools and community groups, and through the project provide opportunities for learning about local history and exploring the unique environment of the Southern Necropolis with the many characters and monuments throughout. There will also be opportunities for individuals to contribute photographic and art work images, to the website and end of project exhibition RIP (Remembered In Pictures) which will take place on site at a unique (yet to be revealed) location.
Commenting on the award, Colin Mackie said: “It’s great that we have been awarded this grant and we can’t wait to get started. We really value and appreciate the unique history and heritage that the Southern Necropolis holds, and there is so much more to discover about our past. We are all really excited about telling other people about our findings and sharing our heritage and history with them. Southern Necropolis, there`s life in the city of the dead.”
Lucy Casot, Head of HLF Scotland, said: “Resurrecting and Preserving History Project is a fine example of HLF’s Sharing Heritage programme that, thanks to National Lottery players, makes it possible for local people to choose what is important to them, what they want to save, and how they want to spread the word throughout their community.
Evening Times October 2017
Primary 7 pupil Lucas Lynch and teacher Katie Robertson from Blackfriars Primary undertaking a historical and educational journey into the Southern Necropolis