The Scottish Government has announced that it is to provide a grant of £6,672 in order to restore the 3rd Leith Boys Brigade War Memorial at the foot of Easter Road.
The memorial is reported as suffering from water damage, which has caused severe corrosion. In addition, historic repair work has seen the replacement of the lanterns original glass panes with plastic panels and the repainting of the lamp in a colour scheme which differs from the original.
The grant funding will be used to return the lantern to working order. The existing flanking paint and corrosion will be removed from the lantern and the lamp base and the corroded lantern parts and the plastic panels will be replaced. To complete work the original traditional Boy Brigade colours will be used to repaint the conserved lantern and lamp base.
Frances Moreton, Director of War Memorials Trust, said: “We are delighted with the latest announcement of grants through the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund. These awards are making a significant difference to the protection and conservation of war memorials in Scotland and the memory of the fallen commemorated by them.”
Details of memorial can be found on the War Memorials Trust website.
Photo credits: R Lawson/War Memorial Trust