New fund can help support Lochaber fishermen

A fishing boat works the waters off the island of Eigg. Picture: Iain Ferguson. FISHING-BOAT-OFF-EIGG_iain-ferguson.jpg

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The Fisherman’s Mission has been offered access to a fund of up to £300,000 to help in its welfare work with fishermen working in Lochaber and the rest of Scotland.

This fund, announced by Scottish rural economy minister Fergus Ewing SNP and Marine Scotland, will help the Fishermen’s Mission support fishermen who are dealing with mounting rent, mortgage and utility bill debt.

David Dickens, chief executive officer of the Fishermen’s Mission, said: ‘If you are an active Scottish fisherman and you are struggling to provide for yourself or your family, please get in touch to see if we can support you.’

The nearest area officers are Karen Calder, Lochaber, 07917 754407 and Chris Holden, Oban, 07788 674376.