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Western Isles Council has welcomed the announcement from Scottish Government awarding £243,000 from the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF), matching the comhairle’s funding of up to £300,000 to develop tourism infrastructure in the Outer Hebrides.
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, in collaboration with the local industry and community organisations, submitted the application to VisitScotland to secure the maximum amount possible from this scheme.
Projects supported were focused on recognised needs where there were particular problems identified.
Projects supported in this first round of RTIF funding include: campervan facilities, car and bus parking, recycling banks and improved signs.