SHETLAND Islands Council has agreed to grant the Hillswick public hall almost £93,000 towards its complete refurbishment.
The council’s social services committee heard on Wednesday that the community had raised more than £44,000 towards the overall cost of almost £400,000.
The hall committee has secured external funding under the EU LEADER programme (£228,000) and from the Robertson Trust (£10,000).
The refurbishment includes:
provision of a new kitchen;
upgraded clubroom and toilet areas;
improved access and redecoration throughout;
renewed plumbing and electrical systems;
energy efficiency measures including new windows, insulation and relining.
The council had previously granted £20,000 towards the preparatory phase of the project.
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