Over the next few months, through a range of workshops, Knoydart Climate Conversations Working Group will be supported to reimagine its community with a low carbon future in mind.
Davie Newton, management committee member, said the share offer investment, combined with the SLF support, now puts the group in a position to place an offer on the pub.
The use of local timber supports Knoydart’s economy and employment, and reduces the community’s carbon footprint.
The target was met and exceeded in only seven days of the month-long campaign to raise enough capitol to put an offer in on The Old Forge, mainland Britain’s remotest pub.
The society has received national and international coverage on the buyout attempt this year so far, and support continues to pour in from around the world.
The group plan to fundraise through a community share offer and are looking at other options including public funding and local fundraising events.
The museum was founded in 1922 and moved into its premises on Cameron Square in 1926.