St Dionysius Project Plan

The steps involved in achieving the preservation of St Dionysius are complex and the trustees of Ayton Heritage are feeling their way whilst working under the guidance of Archaeology Scotland under the umbrella of their Adopt a Monument scheme.

An ambitious project plan was previously posted here but this has proved to be too difficult to implement due to covid and the difficulty with grant applications caused by our inability to establish ownership of the ruin (see newsletters). It was hoped to complete preservation of the ruin as a single project but we are now tackling it in stages as funding becomes available. The first section to be tackled will be the Fordyce Aisle with ivy removal starting in late September 2022. Once the way forward is clearer a new plan will be published here.