Fishing Heritage in Buckie enhancement project gets financial boost

Buckie’s Fishing Heritage Centre are set to go ahead with an improvement programme after funding from a Scottish Government scheme was confirmed.

The Centre will receive £15,000 from the European Fisheries Fund (Axis 4) programme and Moray Council to be used to create new amenity space and disabled access.

Finance for the project is being matched by Awards for All and a Tesco developer contribution as well as funding raised by the centre itself.

Work on the improvements are expected to start soon and will be styled on a traditional quayside theme. There is also to be new low-level information boards on stone bases that are to provide historical information about the town’s proud fishing industry as well as the story of the ‘Fishwives Walk’.

It is expected that the project will contribute to the promotion of tourism as well as helping to preserve the fishing heritage in the town.

The EFF Axis 4: Sustainable Development of Fisheries Areas programme is managed by the Moray Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) and provides financial assistance for coastal communities hit by the downturn in the fishing industry.

Recently the programme has been extended until June 2014 and new project ideas are welcomed on a rolling basis.

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