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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.

Dumfries children hunt for Neverland

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.

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