Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has warmly welcomed Scottish Government funding for the Eday Partnership in Orkney.
Mr Gibson was speaking following the announcement by Environment Secretary Richard Lochead that nearly £47,000 was to go to the Eday partnership from the £27.6 million climate change fund.
The money will aid it's sustainability as a community as well as reducing carbon emissions by a further 34 tonnes per annum by the end of 2016. The appointment of a full time Carbon Reduction Co-ordinator will assist the community to achieve its goals.
Mr Gibson said….
"This a great award for Eday partnership. I am sure it will make a beneficial difference to the island and community."
"The Scottish Government is committed to cutting carbon and increasing living standards in every part of the country. The climate change fund is an example of this and I look forward to the changes it will bring.
"Eday is an example of how a community can work with renewable energy to help bring about cohesion. This money will help them continue to develop their skills and enhance the community."
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