Ten crofters have received £353,000 from

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

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 9:57 am
Grants have been awarded to ten 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 of these areas depends on our ability to attract and retain people, particularly young families.”