Cash in­cen­tive draws peo­ple to Ar­gyll and Bute

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Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil has revealed that 53 new residents and three busi­nesses have re­lo­cated to the re­gion un­der the lo­cal au­thor­ity’s Ru­ral Re­set­tle­ment Fund (RRF) – and been awarded more than £140,000 along the way.

Fam­i­lies who have al­ready set up home in Ar­gyll and Bute have re­ceived £126,000 in per­sonal re­lo­ca­tion grants.

The busi­nesses – a fenc­ing con­trac­tor on Colon­say, a patis­serie on the Isle of Bute and a repair engi­neer to Dunoon – have also been awarded self-em­ploy­ment re­lo­ca­tion grants to­talling £15,000 from the fund.

The in­no­va­tive scheme, which re­mains open for ap­pli­ca­tions, was launched in Oc­to­ber 2016 to en­cour­age peo­ple and busi­nesses to move to Ar­gyll and Bute and is now be­ing ad­ver­tised on a na­tional jobs and homes search web­site.

Coun­cil­lor Aileen Mor­ton, leader of Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil, said: ‘The £500,000 fund is open to fam­i­lies, in­di­vid­u­als and busi­nesses look­ing for new op­por­tu­ni­ties or a new way of life.

‘We have just launched a na­tional dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing cam­paign to en­cour­age even more peo­ple to ap­ply to the fund and make Ar­gyll and Bute a place to live, work and do busi­ness.’

For more in­for­ma­tion and to ap­ply for funding, visit ar­gyll-bute. gov.uk/rrf.

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