Monday, September 16, 2019
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A Skye trust has received £15,000 to purchase an area of foreshore and a former croft.

The Glendale Trust received financial support from the Scottish Land Fund, which will help purchase the land currently owned and managed by the Crown Estate.

Ownership of these sites, which amount to four acres, will allow the community to manage the marine assets; to develop plans for improved facilities and to make improvements to the local environment.

Clare Gray, Project Manager for The Glendale Trust, said: "We are very pleased that the Scottish Land Fund has chosen to invest in the community of Glendale.

"The Trust acquired Meanish Pier and slipway from Highland Council some years ago and this award will enable the community to purchase the foreshore and an adjacent piece of land.

"In turn, a small commercial fish farm will lease facilities in return for necessary improvements and an annual income for the life of the farm. The income will make the community of Glendale less reliant on grants to fund projects that will enhance the lives of residents, and provide opportunities for further economic growth in the community."

John Watt, Scottish Land Fund Committee Chair said: "The latest round of grants illustrate the diversity of community initiatives that the Scottish Land Fund can support.

"It allows urban and rural communities to make the changes that they have identified as being vital for their communities, allowing them to buy assets and develop services with wide-ranging benefits."

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