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Croft house grants awarded

Published: 17 Mar 2021 16:33

Help for rural and remote communities.

Grants to improve or build new homes in some of Scotland’s most remote and marginal communities have been awarded to 10 crofters.

The Croft House Grants scheme aims to retain and attract people to rural and remote areas, and the latest round of funding totals £353,002.

Since the scheme was launched in 2007, more than £22.1 million has been awarded to 1,033 families and individuals in rural and island communities.

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said:

“Crofters have been working hard throughout the pandemic contributing to the long-term sustainability of our rural and island communities. The future sustainability of these areas depends on our ability to attract and retain people, particularly young families, and the Croft House Grant has proved successful in doing just that.

“In the last year we have awarded over £1.8 million in grant funding to help build and improve homes for 59 crofters and their families.  I am determined to continue helping people in crofting areas.”