Round 8 FLAG Funding Awards

Round 8 FLAG Funding Awards

Funding round 8 awards a further £25,516 to projects around Highland. The four projects approved include Wick Harbour Authority who will receive£9,342 towards installation of new areas of energy efficient and bright lighting to improve working conditions for the fishermen operating from the harbour.

Kyle of Lochalsh based fisherman Donald Matheson will receive £4,765 to install an ice machine which will allow him to preserve his catch at the highest quality before going to market.

The Highland Council will receive £5,000 to carry out a study on the socio-economic contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to the Highland regions local economy.

Business start-up Wester Ross Sea Adventures will receive £6,408 to invest in equipment to provide snorkeling trips around Gairloch and boost marine tourism in the area.

Round 7 – FLAG Funding Awards

Round 7 – FLAG Funding Awards

Funding round 7 project approvals include Balintore Harbour Users Group who will receive £13,159 towards the installation of a chiller and ice making machine to support the local fishing fleet.

Maureen Ross, said on behalf of Balintore Harbour Users Group “We are delighted to have received FLAG funding towards a chiller and ice making facilities at Balintore harbour.   The provision of these facilities will be of great service to our local fishermen who will now be able to store and preserve their catch until convenient to transfer to market.  We see this project as the first phase of a number of developments we have planned for the harbour area ensuring we have a fit for purpose working harbour that is a valued community asset.  We wish to thank Highland Council for their support with this project also”

Other awards include £11,801 to Durness community interest company Plastic@Bay to purchase a quad bike and trailer to help remove plastic pollution from the coastline including fishing gear which will be recycled and re-used in a variety of household products. Scottish Wildlife Trust will receive £15,535 towards a multi-purpose vessel to expand on their community engagement activities in the Ullapool area including snorkelling trips, marine research and marine litter clean-up events. Skye based tourism business SeaSkye Marine Ltd will receive £37,162 toward the purchase of a new vessel which will allow visitors to explore the remote west coast island of St Kilda

Round 7 – Funding Deadline – 31st August 2018

The FLAG is now welcoming Expressions of Interest for the 7th round of funding.  Expressions of Interest should be recieved by the programme before the deadline of 31st August to be considered at the FLAG meeting in September.

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Round 6 – FLAG Funding Awards

Burghead and Nairn harbours are set to benefit from the latest round of funding through the Highland & Moray Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG).  Scottish White Fish Producers Association Burghead & Hopeman Branch will receive £20,810 towards a new fuel tank facility while Highland Council Harbours will receive £29,997 for the installation of pontoons to […]

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Highland & Moray FLAG Newsletter – Summer 2018

Highland & Moray FLAG Newsletter – Summer 2018 Click on the link to download  our summer 2018 newsletter!!!  

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