Garnock Valley conservation bid secures lottery cash
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November 5 2016
Suffering from high levels of deprivation the area has a mixed landscape of farmland, floodplains and chemical plants including the former Alfred Nobel’s explosives factory.
Lucy Casot, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland, commented: “Nature lies at the very heart of what makes Scotland special but the enormous pressures upon it mean that we have to approach its restoration and conservation on a bigger scale than ever before.
“What has often already been started on a small scale, National Lottery funding can take forward, bringing real cohesion to the natural and built heritage of a region and reconnecting people with what often lies overlooked on their doorstep.”
Armed with a first round pass for a £1.5m grant, including development funding of £150,300, the Garnock Connections Landscape Partnership will conserve habitat across a 385km long stretch of land.
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