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