Western Isles CCF Final Reports | Keep Scotland Beautiful
We are pleased to share success stories, learning and reflection from the Climate Challenge Fund through the final reports of projects across the Western Isles.
Horshader Community Growing Project, run by Horshader Community Development in partnership with Western Islands Council
Grant awarded: £270,354.88
Project dates: 1 April 2014 - 31 March 2016
Horshader Community Development worked in partnership with Western Islands Council to run the Horshader Community Growing Project. The Project involved the erection of six polytunnels that the community used to produce local fruit and vegetables which had lower carbon emissions as both the food and consumers travelled less. The Project also included the delivery of further carbon emission reducing activities to combat climate change such as composting of food waste, practical demonstrations to reduce food waste, rain water harvesting, reuse of tools and reduction of car journeys.
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Local Food for Local People run by Tagsa Uibhist in partnership with other local community organisations
Grant awarded: £128,734
Project dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016
Local Food for Local People was project to encourage production and consumption of more local produce and to cut food waste on the remote islands of Uist in the Western Isles. The project was delivered by Tagsa Uibhist in partnership with other local community organisations. New growing spaces and training increased production of local food, resulting in reduced food miles and carbon emissions. Further project activities included advice and workshops to help the local community to reduce food waste and the associated carbon emissions. The project will also offered opportunities to gain skills and work experience in the horticulture sector, helping to deliver job opportunities, while the increased consumption of fresh produce aimed to improve health.
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