Townscape Heritage schemes exist across the country. Most are funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and aim to reverse the decline to our best loved historic townscapes.

The Ayr Townscape Heritage Initiative is administered by Ayr Renaissance and seeks to meet the aims of the THI through the renovation of the priority buildings on New Bridge Street, and by making grant funding available to other owners of buildings within the THI area.


The renovation of the priority buildings is now largely complete, bringing a significant improvement to the environment at the entrance to the town centre on the New Bridge. In addition, the grant funding has facilitated the re-roofing of Dansarena on Fort Street, and funded numerous complimentary initiatives such as the installation of plaques on the lanes in the town, and self-guided heritage walking tours.

Ayr Townscape Heritage Initiative