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Environmental Programme

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 5 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement concerning the amount of grant aid being made available uner the special grants (environmental) programme in 1990–91 to voluntary bodies in Scotland working in the environmental field.

I am pleased to announce that the grant aid totalling £201,000 has been offered to the following voluntary bodies in the financial year 1990–91, to assist them in carrying out environmental conservation, improvement or educational work in Scotland:

Amount of Grant £
Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland2,500
Buchan Countryside Group2,500
Central Scotland Countryside Trust12,000

Amount of Grant £

Centre for Human Ecology4,000
Community Service Volunteers7,500
Council for Scottish Archaeology8,000
Environment Centre6,000
Highland Forum10,000
John Muir Trust5,000
Locus2,000
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds11,000
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland4,000
Scottish Community Woods Campaign6,000
Scottish Conservation Projects30,000
Scottish Ecological Consultants4,000
Scottish Environmental Education Council12,000
Scottish Field School of Archaeology1,500
Scottish Fields Studies Association8,000
Scottish Historic Buildings Trust11,000
Scottish Rights of Way Society2,500
Scottish Scenic Trust2,000
Scottish Wildlife and Countryside Link10,000
Scottish Wildlife Trust25,000
Strathclyde Building Preservation Trust3,500
The Woodland Trust5,000
Water of Leith Conservation Trust6,000

A further £4,000 is being held in reserve to support suitable projects arising during the year.

The aims and criteria of the scheme have been reviewed following its first three years of operation and the experience of the scheme has been generally very good. I am satisfied that the grants now offered will greatly assist the voluntary organisations to increase their level of activity and do much useful work.