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£475k Investment for Western Isles

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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.”

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