Extra £1m reportedly announced for Scottish Land Fund

AN extra £1million has been reportedly added to the funding pot of an organisation set up to help communities purchase local land and buildings.

The additional funding is said to have been awarded to the Scottish Land Fund by the Scottish Government secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands, Mairi Gougeon.

Says the Scottish Rural Network, here: “A total of £11 million in grants will be available through the Scottish Land Fund in 2023-24 for voluntary, community or public sector organisations to apply for support to buy land or land assets in urban and rural Scotland.

“The Scottish Land Fund is administered jointly, on behalf of the Scottish Government, by the National Lottery Community Fund  and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.”

At the beginning of April, the Scottish Land Fund awarded a total of almost £2m to 16 projects in Scotland – as noted, here.

Pictured: Stow railway station, recently restored by its local community, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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