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One of the key aims of the Dalkeith THI and CARS is to engage with the local community and to promote an awareness and understanding of Dalkeith’s unique heritage ...

The Dalkeith THI exhibition was set up in the County Hotel in Dalkeith so that visitors could see the extent of the work carried out in the town over the last 5 years. Copies of all the leaflets and advice notes were available .30 people visited the exhibition , many expressing interest in the Dalkeith Heritage Trail .Seeing the before and after photos of buildings that have been repaired and restored gave a reminder of some of the challenges that have been faced over the last few years to bring buildings back from the brink , ie the former Cross Keys Hotel , 1-3 Musserlburgh Road and no2 High Street ( The Blossom Garden Restaurant), all three were in a very bad state of repair .

In all 32 Properties have been repaired and restored as part of the scheme . Over 60 people have undertaken the traditional building skills courses and workshops and 24 school pupils have taken up the schools heritage skills awareness course. There have been numerous seminars , presentations , exhbitions and projects developed and undertaken over the last few years as part of the scheme . A full audit report is now being written for the Heritage Lottery Fund and will be available on this website soon . 

The Corn Exchange was open again this year with an exhibition illustrating the proposals that Melville Housing Association have to repair , restore and convert the building to their main HQ with a new museum for Dalkeith and community space. 90 people attended and were able to see and appreciate the fanastic interior space  and hear about the history of the building and the proposals for the buildings new use , all very exciting .

In order  to engage local community groups in the planning of the new museum a heritage officer's post has been grant aided by the Heritage lottery Fund and two people have now been appointed under a job share arrangement .If you are interested in getting involved in this exciting project please contact either:

Fiona Maher , email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Rod Lugg, email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Corn Exchange open , for open doors.                          Dalkeith THI exhibition in the County Hotel.