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Children from a Dumfries Primary school are visiting what will soon become Scotland's National Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling.
Moat Brae house secured a grant of £300,000 earlier this week to finish its redevelopment.
The building, which inspired JM Barrie to write Peter Pan, is hosting today's event to celebrate world book day.
Our reporter Fiona Mcilwraith went along to tour:
Dumfries and Galloway Council has approved proposed designs for Moat Brae House and garden as a National Centre for Children's Literature in Dumfries.
Author J.M Barrie spent a lot of time at the house, and the gardens are where he drew his inspiration for the story of Peter Pan.
The Moat Brae Trust say they are happy and relieved at the decision.
Major new funding has been secured to help restore the house that inspired one of our best known children's stories.
Moat Brae House in Dumfries is where JM Barrie was inspired to write the famous children's book, Peter Pan.
More than half a million pounds has now been added to the trust, which aims to turn Moat Brae into a children's literature centre.
Lori Carnochan has more.
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Moat Brae House in Dumfries has been awarded more than half a million pounds in funding from Creative Scotland.
Cathy Agnew, Project Director for Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, says their plans to turn the house into a children's literature centre will appeal to children - and their teachers too.
The Dumfries house connected to Peter Pan author JM Barrie has been awarded six hundred and fifty thousand pounds from Creative Scotland.
The writer used to live in the town and took inspiration from the gardens at Moat Brae House.
It's now undergoing a major restoration project to turn it into a children's literature centre.
The Dumfries house connected to Peter Pan author JM Barrie has been awarded £650,000 from Creative Scotland.
The writer used to live in the town and took inspiration from the gardens at Moat Brae House. It's now undergoing a major restoration project to turn it into a children's literature centre.
Today is world book day and a group of children from Dumfries have been along to Moat Brae House to learn all about the story of Peter Pan.
The first phase of restoration works have just been completed, and a six weeks period of free public tours are starting this Saturday.
Lori Carnochan went along to join in the hunt for Neverland.
A group of children from St Andrew’s primary school have been learning all about the story of Peter Pan, and went along to visit Moat Brae House to see where his inspiration came from.
Barbara Chierici Black is a teacher at the school. She said: “Obviously they know characters from the stories which we have discussed in the nursery, what type of character they were, whether they were a baddie or a goodie and why they were a goody or why they were a baddy."
She continued: "They’ve just thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed it and we’ve had a lot of parents helping and all the parents are getting involved and even the staff. “
Cathy Agnew is the Project Director of the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust. She hopes that lots of people will attend the free tours and give their feedback on the progress so far.
She said: "We’d like people to come along and see what we’ve done so far, the end of the phase A works where we have this wind and water-tight shell and the house is saved.
"We want them to see what we’ve actually done and then have a look at our ideas and plans for the future, and we can tell them that it’s going to be a centre for children’s literature and story telling and they can have their say too."