MSP welcomes funding for Carloway buyout

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SNP MSP, Alasdair Allan, has welcomed the award of a grant of £207,500 from the Scottish Land Fund to help fund the community land buyout of Carloway Estate on Lewis.

The funding from the Scottish Government’s Land Fund was announced by First Minister, Alex Salmond, at Question Time this week.

Dr Allan commented: “This is a very substantial boost for Urras Oighreachd, and all those working hard to ensure that the people on Carloway Estate have control over their own land and future.

“This follows a successful ballot recently in favour of the buyout, and I look forward to working with the community in future to help ensure that their ambitions become a reality.”