Press Release: Local MSP Welcomes Continued Support for Highlands and Islands Projects

Jean Urquhart MSP has welcomed the latest statistics from the Big Lottery Fund which have shown 52 grants totalling over £2 million being awarded to projects across the Highlands and Islands.

The £2 million granted includes 3 large grants given to the Isle of Luing Community Trust, Golspie Recycling and Environmental Action Network and the SHIRLIE project totalling just over £1.6 million.

Commenting, Jean Urquhart said:

“It is particularly heartening when, at the start of every month, I see sums of varying sizes being awarded to worthwhile projects across the region.

“Although the three largest awards are undoubtedly welcome boosts, it must not be forgotten that ostensibly small sums can make a huge difference too.

“For example, the £2,000 grant awarded to Foula Primary School in Shetland will enable primary school children from the more remote areas of the Islands to participate in a mini-Olympics, helping to bring together communities in a way that may otherwise have been impossible.

“I would once again encourage community groups and projects across the region to apply for sources of funding like the Big Lottery Fund.”

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