Round 3 – Funding Deadline – 2nd May 2017

The FLAG is now welcoming Expressions of Interest for the 3rd round of funding.  Expressions of Interest should be recieved by the programme before the deadline of 2nd May to be considered at the FLAG meeting in June.

Scrabster Harbour pontoon development approved in first FLAG funding round

Scrabster Harbour pontoon development approved in first FLAG funding round

Scrabster Harbour Trust has been successful in their bid for funding towards new pontoons at Scrabster Harbour.  The pontoons will be a much needed addition to service the needs of harbour users and the ever growing demand for berthing space.  The project will improve the accessibility to the pier side to a wide range of users including fishing, leisure and cruise tender vessels, with an additional 4 berths provided when the inner harbour is full during peak usage in summer.  The Trust has evidenced a growing cruise ship trade, and this project will help the harbour be best placed to accommodate visitor access needs and resultantly increased trade will benefit the wider community through increased visitor numbers to the area.

Snapshot of Scrabster Harbours diverse maritime industry

Jason Hamilton, Harbour Master “A key facility and service at Scrabster is the provision of pontoon berthing, this is essential for a number of sectors which include fishing, leisure and cruise. Some of our smaller fishing boats are seasonal and fish from April to September which coincides with the leisure and cruise industry peak season resulting in congestion of the inner harbour area.  The Trust has looked at how we can improve on our current services and taking feedback from harbour users it has been agreed the harbour needs more berthing availability at peak summer season. With an already oversubscribed marina creating new berthing facilities will relieve the pressure on our current pontoons and help us accommodate our growing, fishing leisure and cruise customers.  We are delighted to have the support of the FLAG who have recognised our ambitions for the harbour to continue to create jobs and income for the local community. ”

Total FLAG funding awarded £97,845

Round 2 – FLAG Meeting – 2nd March 2017

For those of you who have applied under the 2nd round of FLAG funding, your project will be considered by the FLAG on the 2nd March 2017.  The next funding round deadline will be annouced thereafter.

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Round 2 – Funding Deadline – 31st January 2017

The Highland & Moray Fisheries Local Action Group is now accepting applications for grants.  The group have been awarded £1,006,000 as part of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund community led local development programme to support fishing, aquaculture and maritime industries around Highland and Moray coastal communities. The FLAG is made up of representatives from [...]

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£1 million pound funding boost for Highland & Moray fishing communities

“Highland & Moray fishing communities are being encouraged to apply for a share of £1 million pounds of European Funding to support the sustainable development of fisheries areas. The funding has been awarded under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to encourage community-led local development and localised decision making through Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs). [...]

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Highland & Moray FLAG

As part of the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund, the Highland & Moray Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) has been awarded £1,006,000 to support sustainable development of local fishing communities.  The FLAG membership is representative of local community and fishing industry interests and will consider applications and decide how funding should be allocated within the Highland & Moray FLAG area. Funds are available [...]

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