Arbroath’s historic Signal Tower Museum will be the area’s first to re-open following six months of lockdown.
Culture and leisure body Angus Alive has scheduled October 2 for the return of visitors to the shore station which tells the story of the 110-year-old Bell Rock lighthouse off the coast of the Angus town.
As well as charting the history of the Robert Stevenson structure – the world’s oldest sea washed lighthouse – the Signal Tower also offers an insight into insight into Arbroath’s fishing and maritime past.
Funding from Museums Galleries Scotland’s Digital Resilience Covid-19 Fund has allowed the museums team to offer the Sketchfab platform for publishing and sharing 3D content.
Angus Alive museums exhibitions lead Rachel Jackson said: “We’re really excited to open our doors to Signal Tower Museum once again after a prolonged period of closure.”
The re-opening announcement comes as it was revealed Arbroath’s Webster Memorial Theatre, the Reid Hall in Forfar and Montrose Town Hall had all received funds as part of a near six-figure support package.
The £92,411 was awarded to Angus Alive from the open call for applications to the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund through Creative Scotland.
It aims to stave off the risk of insolvency for arts venues and help them return to operation as soon as possible, as well as allowing specialist and core staff to return from furlough or avoid redundancy.
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