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Community Grant Scheme 2004

The following projects were awarded grants in the 2004 MFP Community Grants Scheme:

Group

Project

Sandhaven and Pitullie Harbour Trust Ltd.

Purchase of two new safety ladders for harbour wall, to allow safe access.

Moray Waste Busters

Purchase of portable display boards and contribution towards cost of new signage, to raise public awareness of the need for recycling.

The Marine Connection

Education Workshops, visits to schools etc. by Findochty based representative, using slides, videos and a life-size model dolphin to teach about the improtance of protecting the marine life around the MF.

Caithness Countryside Volunteers

Cetacean Awareness Workshop, to be held at Lybster

Wick Primary School

Wildlife Day Trip (bus and boat) for Primary 4 class to study the MF.

Portsoy and District Angling Association

Provision of 5 x fishing platforms at Loch Soy for disabled anglers (£500) plus contribution to re-stocking loch (£500).

Kinloss Crafty Cool Kids Club

Materials to build a "shipwreck" climbing frame with murals of dolphins, seals etc, to enhance knowledge about the MF

WDCS

Posters showing wildlife of firth and outline of Dolphin Space Programme code, to highlight what there is to see as well as dolphins, educate visitors about the code and help take pressure off DSP operators.

Deveron, Bogie, and Isla Rivers Trust

Provision of larch logs etc as revetment to prevent further collapse of banks of Aultmore Burn and thus prevent loss of fish spawning habitat. To be done as an environment project for children from Gordon Schools, Huntly and with volunteers from BTCV. Resulting works to be used as demonstration area for farmers and landowners. 

Chanonry Sailing Club

Youth Boat Equipment Renewal