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Sutherland Project Receives Scotland Loves Local Funding

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SNP MSP for Caithness, Sutherland & Ross, Maree Todd (pictured), has welcomed the announcement that the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is to receive a £5,000 funding boost via the Scotland Loves Local Fund to install an outdoor green gym at the Falls of Shin community park.

The funding, announced this week, is supporting over 100 organisations, who will receive a share of £1.5 million in funding to help revitalise cities, town centres and neighbourhoods across Scotland.

This will encourage support for local economies impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and help restore local tourism, make town centres more environmentally friendly and sustainable, and support communities to refurbish shop fronts and public spaces ahead of the festive season.

Commenting, Maree Todd MSP said:

“I am delighted that the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust are going to benefit from a £5,000 funding boost from the first round of grants from the Scotland Loves Local Fund.

“This funding will help spur on the project which will be of great use to the nearby communities of Ardgay, Bonar Bridge, Lairg and Rosehall.

“This kind of action reinforces the SNP’s determination to support the Highlands as we recover from the pandemic – helping make sure we create a fairer, healthier, greener, inclusive and more sustainable economic recovery.”

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