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Cabinet Secretary visits CCF funded project

New Start Highland welcomed a visit from Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, on Tuesday 8 August to hear about the Remade at NewStart project.

Remade at NewStart is a currently funded Climate Challenge Fund project.  The funding is being used to help develop more opportunities for the Highland public to participate in upcycling through Remade at NewStart. The project is saving items from landfill and offers opportunities for people to learn painting, joinery and upholstery skills, helping add years of life back into everyday furniture and household goods.

Ms Cunningham MSP was shown around the New Start Highland project warehouse and also got involved with a bit of upholstering.

Mairi Macaulay, Deputy Chief Executive of New Start Highland said, "We were delighted to be able to welcome the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, to our warehouse on Tuesday.  We were able to show her around, talk about the Remade at NewStart project, made possible with the Climate Challenge Fund, and the impact it is having encouraging people to participate in upcycling and saving items for landfill.  She even tried her hand at upholsetery, a skill that is being taught to help people add years of life back into every day furniture."

The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF), which we manage on its behalf, provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. We are accepting expressions of interest for future grant allocations until 28 August.

Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities also visited New Start Highland for a quick tour around the offices and warehouse this week.

11 August 2017

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