Thursday, 20 May 2010

Gibson welcomes John O'Groats award

News release
Immediate release

Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has welcomed an announcement from the Scottish Government for funding for a biomass boiler in John O'Groats.

John O'Gara's Leisure Ltd have received £51,808 from the Scottish Biomass Heat Scheme.

Rob Gibson said…

"This is good environmental and economic news. I am glad that John O'Groats have befitted from the Scottish Government funding. It will make a positive difference for the area."

"The Scotland wide scheme is vital in making a viable renewable heat network and a low carbon economy a reality. It creates green jobs and gives new ways of working for the forestry Commission making the economy more sustainable."



Background of Scheme

The Scottish Biomass Heat Scheme is Scotland-wide, with funding of 3.3 million pounds over 2 years from April 2009 to March 2011. The Scheme is managed in partnership between Scottish Government and Forestry Commission Scotland and is targeted at businesses, specifically small and medium sized enterprises. The scheme also encourages the development of district heating demonstrators from private developers. The maximum grant available is 100,000 pounds, although additional support for district heating projects may be considered on a case-by-case basis.


John O'Groats Leisure Ltd - Caberfeidh House/Seaview Hotel
Redevelopment, John O'Groats - 51,808 pounds;

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