Fairfield Heritage has recently announced that a grant of £46,404 has been awarded by Museums Galleries Scotland to enable Fairfield Heritage to increase our income and become more viable as a social enterprise. The money will be used to expand the volume and range of merchandise for sale to visitors and the public and will streamline transactions through a cashless and Covid-friendly payment system. A newly designed website is to be tailored to improve marketing of the goods and promotion of the events and activities that take place here in the Heritage Centre.

The award has been warmly welcomed by the local community. One of our local volunteers, Flora Pagan, who has worked at the museum for the past six years, commented: “The lockdown was a massive blow to every one of us at Fairfield, coming especially at a time when our visitor numbers had been increasing so well and more people across the city were finding out about us. Re-opening was always going to be daunting but news of this lifeline from Museums Galleries Scotland has given us such a lift that recovery now suddenly seems all the more achievable. What an incentive for us to get back to volunteering.

Fairfield Heritage plans to be ready to re-open to the public in the last week of July and we recommend that people check the website for details closer to the time.

Lucy Casot, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland said: “We are delighted to support Fairfield Heritage through the Recovery and Resilience Fund. They are testament to the power of Govan’s community through the dedication of staff and local volunteers to tell the heritage of the area and support its future through educational activities. We are pleased that the fund will help the museum to continue to welcome back their community and visitors and increase their resilience as an asset for the area.”

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