8 Community Projects in the Western Isles have been successful in the Scottish Government’s Islands Community Fund, securing almost half a million pounds of investment, the largest of the awards made to Island areas.
The successful projects are:
Clan Macquarrie Community Centre
The Hebridean Community Garden
Leverhulme Community Hub
Leverhulme Community Hub -Towards Net Zero Carbon
Point and Sandwick Coastal Community Path SCIO
Shuilishader to Flesherin link track and Path
Garadh a Bhagh a Tuath (SCIO)
Rays of Hope
Barra and Vatersay
Keose Glebe Estate
The 80/90/100 Project.
MacLeans Bakery (Benbecula) Ltd
Bakery Green Transport
(Delivery to Barra, South Uist, North Uist, Grimsay, Berneray, Eriskay, Harris & Lewis)
North Uist Distillery
Nunton Steadings’ Journey Towards Carbon-Neutral Status
Benbecula and North Uist
(Delivery to South Uist, Berneray, Eriskay and Grimsay)
Comunn Eachdraidh Nis
(Ness Historical Society)
A’ gluasad gu suidheachadh neodrach a thaobh carboin (Aiming for Carbon Neutrality)
The Island Communities Fund is designed to support employment, community resilience and health and wellbeing in Island communities.
Cllr Donald Crichton, Chairman of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Sustainable Development Committee, said:
“This significant investment into the local community and business sectors across the Islands is very welcome and I congratulate all the successful communities.
“These projects will add to the growing green agenda in the Western Isles in the fight against Climate Change.”