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Jun 2011

The project has successfully committed four applications to the Scottish Rural Development Plan for Biodiversity in North Uist, Barra and South Uist 2010 to benefit Natura 2000 designated features.

The continued availability of funding to support crofting is essential if we are to maintain this valuable habitat.

The workshops were well attended by fifty crofters, agents and community support advisers. Attendees were given a full-day’s training which included an overview of the application process itself, guidance on how to maximise the quality of applications to meet biodiversity objectives alongside one to one instruction on the on-line application process.
The aim of this training was to increase the capacity among the crofting community to put forward applications for funding in time for the 2011 application window.

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