£5m fund for High­lands

Daily Record - - IAN BLACKFORD -

BELOVED Skri­pal and Li­ud­mila wed. Pic: Vik­to­ria Skri­pal/ east­2west news RE­LAX­ING The cou­ple made a life in Bri­tain NEAT Li­ud­mila’s well-tended grave in March IN­VEST­MENT to­talling £5mil­lion has been an­nounced by the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment to pro­mote the scenery, wildlife and cul­ture of the High­lands.

The Nat­u­ral and Cul­tural Her­itage Fund, led by Scot­tish Nat­u­ral Her­itage, opens for ap­pli­ca­tions to­day. Match fund­ing from other sources will bring the over­all in­vest­ment to more than £7mil­lion.

The cash will be in­vested in about 10 ma­jor projects, with job cre­ation cited as a key mea­sure of suc­cess.

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