Conservation Area Regeneration Schemes (CARS)
The fishing ports of the North East coast have a distinctive character that Aberdeenshire Council recognises and wish to promote. The Scottish Government also values the historic environment as essential to the regeneration and sustainability of such places and a fund managed by Historic Environment is distributed by Local Authorities in selected Conservation Areas.
Aberdeenshire Council was one of the first authorities to deliver a Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS). The Peterhead CARS was launched on the 27th November 2007. The scheme received a maximum of £650,000 from the Scottish Government via Historic Scotland to support the conservation and regeneration of the historic built environment within the Peterhead Central Conservation Area
The Peterhead CARS ended on 30th June 2011 with all of the available grant £650,000, allocated to projects.
A joint THI/CARS has been delivered in Banff, whilst a CARS commenced in Portsoy in 2011 and ended in Summer 2016. A further CARS project commenced for Bridge Street Banff in 2014 and runs until March 2019.
The latest scheme is based on the conservation area in Fraserburgh's town centre and runs to 2021. You can find out about the priority projects along with more information about the scheme on the Fraserburgh 2021 website.