East Church makes the BBC Restoration Village final
Cromarty East Church has reached the final of Restoration Village as the highest scoring runner-up in the series. This means the church still has a chance of winning the funding that is so urgently required to secure its survival. The final will be shown live on BBC2 on Sunday 17th September between 9 and 10.15pm. To vote for the East Church in the final, phone 09013 600 508 between midnight on Thursday 14th September and 10pm on Sunday 17th. (Calls from a BT landline will cost £1. Calls from mobiles and other networks may vary. More than 77p from every call will be donated to The Restoration Fund, a registered charity no. 1098895).
An update programme, including new footage of Cromarty and the East Church, will be shown on BBC2 on Friday 15th September at 9pm.
Supporters from Cromarty, including the redoubtable 97 year-old Mrs Newell, will be travelling to the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum near Chichester for the final on Sunday. Please watch – and please VOTE FOR THE EAST CHURCH!
Update - Although the church did not win the competition, countless messages of support, donations, and offers of help towards the £1 million project have flooded in, as have visitors to the A-listed building. A combination of good weather and ‘the Restoration Effect’ has resulted in one of Cromarty’s busiest visitor seasons ever.