Published: 14th Feb 2020

£1.5m has been awarded to eleven community ownership projects in Scotland, thanks to the Scottish Land Fund. The Scottish Land Fund reopened its applications in April 2016, the programme is funded by the Scottish Government and is delivered in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. One project that is set to receive a share of the funding is a community development company in the Isle of Colonsay. The Isle of Colonsay is one of the most remote communities in Scotland, with a population of 135. £390,000 of funding will be used to buy two remote areas of land which on which to build affordable homes for island residents as well as affordable business units. Caitlin McNeill, director of Colonsay Community Development company said: ‘We are so excited to have secured this funding at what is a crucial time for Colonsay. ‘Having been born and … (To read the full article, subscribe below)