Announcement

Secretary of State highlights UK Government's commitment to Scotland's coastal communities

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The Coastal Community Fund underlines the UK Government's commitment to supporting coastal towns across the country, the Secretary of State for Scotland has said.

Commenting on the announcement today by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, that nineteen Scottish projects will get a share of a multi-million pound fund to regenerate coastal communities, the Secretary of State for Scotland said:

“This is great news for coastal communities in Scotland and underlines the UK Government’s commitment to supporting coastal towns across the country. This Fund will support economic development of our coastal communities by allowing them to tap into revenue created through the Crown Estate’s marine assets.

“The Coastal Communities Fund is designed to build on that commitment, by enhancing the direct financial support given towards excellent community-based projects. The Fund allows a much more direct linkage between the Crown Estate revenue and funding towards coastal communities.