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Lorraine manages Fife Historic Buildings Trust, a BPT focused on heritage and community regeneration in Fife through new uses for historic buildings.Close partnership with Fife Council has delivered over £35m of investment over 20 years, in buildings across Fife – making a difference to communities, businesses, visitors and local economies.

Current projects include converting a church to a climbing and bouldering centre and developing a high quality holiday apartment in a long vacant town hall.

Before moving to the Trust, Lorraine managed conservation area regeneration schemes in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Anstruther for Fife Council. And before this wholesale move to Fife, Lorraine worked at The National Trust for Scotland (co-ordinating its work to produce management plans for each property) and at The National Trust (England, Wales & N.I.).

Lorraine studied at The Ironbridge Institute – a real privilege to be immersed in this significant World Heritage Site, laying the foundations for a now growing interest in industrial heritage – and hails from Southport in Lancashire/Merseyside, prompting a lifelong layman’s interest in seaside heritage.

Email: lorraine.bell@heritagetrustnetwork.org.uk 

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