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Aberdeen Art Gallery wins £10m Heritage Lottery Fund grant

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Image caption The plans were approved last year

The redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery has won a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of just under £10m.

The £30m scheme to improve the Schoolhill building as well as Cowdray Hall and Memorial Court secured council approval last year.

Colin McLean, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland, said: "HLF is delighted to support this transformational project."

Council leader Jenny Laing said she was "thoroughly delighted" at the news.

It is hoped the development can be completed by 2017.

The local authority has committed £10m towards the overall cost.

The council leader added: "We are now embarking upon the fund-raising campaign to raise the rest of the capital funding required.

"I would urge organisations, businesses and individuals to invest in the much-loved Aberdeen gallery and the wider project so that they can say that this project was something they themselves helped to make happen."

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