High­land cul­ture cash boost

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

A new fund to sup­port nat­u­ral and cul­tural as­sets in the High­lands and Is­lands is to be set up.

The fund, which will be es­tab­lished by Scot­tish Nat­u­ral Her­itage, will be based on Euro­pean Re­gional De­vel­op­ment fund­ing and will tar­get her­itage as­sets in the ru­ral and re­mote parts of the re­gion.

It also prom­ises to bring sus­tain­able and last­ing lo­cal eco­nomic and so­cial ben­e­fits to those ar­eas sig­nif­i­cantly linked to tourism.

Tourism Sec­re­tary Fiona Hys­lop said: “Tourism is a cru­cial el­e­ment of the High­lands and Is­lands econ­omy and it con­trib­utes to shap­ing the in­no­va­tive of­fer­ings through­out the re­gion.”

Fiona Hys­lop

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