New watersports festival among four Lochaber projects to scoop Lottery cash

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Four projects in Lochaber have scooped thousands of pounds in the latest round of cash handouts from the National Lottery Community Fund supports communities to thrive with funding from The National Lottery.

Among them is a proposal for a watersports festival to be staged in Lochaber replicating the long-established popular Fort William Mountain Festival.

Embers Aquatics CIC received a £9,128 grant from National Lottery Awards for All Scotland for its watersports festival plan.

Also getting a grant is Acharacle Community Company, which received a £42,167 grant from Medium Grants Scotland: Community Led.

This group will use the funding to transform the centre which has recently come under new community ownership.

The centre is well used and supports a great number of vital services, clubs and groups run by local volunteers.

The biggest amount in this latest round of funding is Glenfinnan Community Facilities SCIO, which received a £42,537 grant from Medium Grants Scotland: Community Led.

This group will use the funding to refurbish the former MOWI office and workshop building on the edge of Loch Shiel, and convert it into a community hall and large adjoining deck area.

Once completed the hall will be used to deliver a range of services and activities for residents of Glenfinnan. The project will benefit the whole village, and involve at least 20 volunteers.

The Buzz Project also received a £9,723 grant from National Lottery Awards for All Scotland.

This group will use the funding to develop a mobile music library for Lochaber and environs.