Scotland-wide funding announced to assist ‘habitat restoration’ projects

WILDLIFE projects are being invited to apply to a Scottish Government fund to “help Scotland’s species, woodlands, rivers and seas back on the road to recovery”.

The funding – some £12.5m, from the Scottish Government – is for the year 2022-23 and projects are each being invited to apply for a grant up to £250,000.

Says a Scottish Government announcement, here: “Previous projects to have benefitted from the [Nature Restoration Fund] include the Forth Rivers Trust project on the River Almond in West Lothian. The project carries out a range of restoration work to improve historic issues and engages communities with their local rivers.”

The announcement adds that the first round of the fund was announced in July last year, with 54 projects benefitting – as outlined here.

Pictured: Penicuk House estate, Midlothian, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland