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Funding support for Falls of Shin 'green gym' development

By Caroline McMorran

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The Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust (KoSDT) has been granted £5000 towards installing an outdoor green gym at the Falls of Shin community park.

The award has been made from the Scotland Government’s Scotland Loves Local Fund, which encourages support for local economies impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction.
Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction.

A total of £1.5 million has been disbursed to organisations across the Highlands in the latest round of funding.

Community Wealth Minister Tom Arthur said: “I hope these grants will help spur on many of the projects which are vital to unlocking the innovation and action which will make our towns and neighbourhoods stronger."

The fund provides 50 per cent match funding for local projects between £5000 and £25,000 and targets funding towards local economies that have been impacted most due to the pandemic, including those in areas with pre-existing inequality.

Sutherland MSP Maree Todd has welcomed the award.

She said: “I am delighted that the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is going to benefit from a £5000 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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