The construction contract for the Maybole Castle has now been signed which will assure the historic Castle’s community future and bring the building back into and a key driver for Maybole’s regeneration becoming a major attraction as it is brought into use. Construction works are expected to start by early March 23 with six weeks of underpinning works followed by external works with scaffolding expected to be erected in April 23. The scheme works are expected to run into summer 2024. It has been challenging to bring this project to this stage with the well-publicised issues in the construction sector and inflation putting additional stress on the budget. We would not be able to have reached this stage without the financial support of the Scottish Government through a generous additional grant via the Regeneration Capital Grants Fund and further funding support from Historic Environment Scotland, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and lottery players and the Castle owners and continued operational support from the Project Board and South Ayrshire Council.