“the absence of Highland, Orkney and Shetland in the list of priority areas is baffling given the economic and social fragility of these places.” SIF
It was a dreich morning for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s visit to Orkney on Thursday 23rd of July.
The Natural and Cultural Heritage Fund is led by Scottish Natural Heritage and is part funded through the European Regional Development Fund.
Only 40% of the money allocated to the Local Action Groups’ £77.4 million has been allocated.
Orkney Blide Trust is one of 22 organisations and projects to benefit from a £4million Scottish Growth Fund to address poverty and social exclusion.
“Between 2014 and 2020, €941 million has been allocated towards support for economic development in Scotland. “
The LEADER team are holding a special farm diversification event on Tuesday 21 November, at 7pm in the St Magnus Suite, Pickaquoy Centre
Scotland would lose out on over €2bn in subsidies if CAP funding is replaced by UK-wide per capita funding
Several fishing and marine related projects in Orkney have benefitted from the latest round of funding
The funding enables them to exhibit at several international trade shows