Nature funding targets further projects

A PROJECT to improve the biodiversity and prospects in and around a Fife town is among the latest recipients of a nature fund being administered by the Scottish Government.

The Leven River Parks Nature Network (pictured) is to benefit from the most recent round of the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund.

Among the other beneficiaries of this latest batch of funding – £7.6m – includes river management at Insh Marshes, in the Cairngorms, and ‘rainforest’ work and rhododendron control in Mid-Argyll.

The Nature Restoration Fund totals at least £65m.

Says the Scottish Government, here: “This round is focussed on supporting large-scale projects, including multi-year projects that run up to 2026.

“For the first time, it also includes development funding to help organisations bring big restoration projects to the point of delivery, addressing a key capacity gap in the sector.”

Picture credit: The Leven Programme