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Work underway on the Murray Fountain

The spectacular fountain that dominates Crieff town centre will be restored and stand proud for
many more years to come thanks to the partnership working of the Crieff Community and Perth and
Kinross Council. The working group, which comprises Crieff Community Trust, Crieff at Christmas,
Crieff Museum, Crieff in Leaf and Perth and Kinross Council’s Community Greenspace and Property
Services, have announced that restoration work on the famous fountain will begin in May.

The restoration of the Murray Fountain has been made possible thanks to the tireless work of Crieff Community Trust on behalf of the group, submitting funding applications to Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust, the Scotland Loves Local fund, Community Environmental Challenge Fund, SGN, and Historic Environment Scotland all of which were successful, and have raised a significant £60,000 towards the project.

The works will include stonemasonry works to repair, repoint and clean the fountain, as well as electrical works to fully rewire the electrical distribution in the under croft and provide new lighting. There will be some restrictions around the fountain and the wider James Square for the duration of the works, around 3 months, but hopefully the disruption will be worth it to see the focal point of the square restored to its former glory.

Crieff Community Trust Chair, Ailsa Campbell, said “ In Crieff we recognise the importance of collaborative working, and this successful partnership approach will ensure that this iconic monument in the centre of the town will be restored to its former glory and continue to be the focal point and welcoming space that locals and visitors know and love.”

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