Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Richard Lochhead MSP and SNP Councillor Graham Leadbitter have welcomed the completion of the Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere Heritage Exeprience and the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) projects in Elgin.

Commenting, Richard Lochhead MSP said:

“It was fantastic to have everyone come together to celebrate the completion of the Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere Heritage Experience and the CARS projects. 

“It is a big boost to Elgin to have had over £3m of investment in the town centre, restoring some of our iconic landmarks, as well as creating some new ones.  The project has helped bring the town’s history to life, drawing visitors and local folk to spend more time in the centre of Elgin. 

“Elgin can only benefit from the projects like this one and we should use this as a springboard, ensuring that we continue to look for ways to improve the tourism offer in the area with ambition and creativity.”   

SNP Councillor for Elgin City South, Graham Leadbitter, said:

"Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere and the CARS project have been transformational for Elgin. A huge amount of effort has been put in by many people to get the excellent interpretation panels, a range of sculptures and events that showcase Elgin's history. We have also seen the refurbishment of many key buildings and public structures in the town, such as the fountain and the Muckle Cross, with millions invested by building owners and matched by grant funding to ensure many of our buildings retain their original features and are protected for years and decades to come.

"A huge amount of enthusiasm has been generated and it paves the way for more projects in our town."