Funding for fishing communities

Local SNP MSP Adam Ingram has welcomed the announcement of a scheme to provide funding for projects that make a difference in local Scottish fishing communities, with up to £7.6 million to be shared out across 13 local authorities including South Ayrshire.

£4.2m is available under Axis 4 the European Fisheries Fund, which the councils involved need to co-finance in order to access. Under the scheme community-driven projects will be encouraged, including those relating to tourism, food and drink, renewable energy, training and environmental protection.

Read more in this week’s Gazette.