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Moat Brae hosts World Book Day for Dumfries children

Moat Brae Credit: ITV Border News

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:

Peter Pan plans come to life

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.

Creative Scotland supports Moat Brae Trust

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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Peter Pan house for children and adults

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.

Cash for Dumfries Peter Pan house

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.

An awfully big adventure for Peter Pan house

The writer, JM Barrie, used to live in the house. Credit: ITV Border

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.

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