Community / Dogs Against Drugs nets wind farm grant

THE CHARITY set up to intercept drugs being trafficked in to Shetland has been awarded £25,000 from the fund which distributes community benefit money from the Viking Energy wind farm project.

The organisation, which will use the to put towards its education work, was the main beneficiary in the latest round of Shetland Community Benefit Fund grants announced on Sunday.


Other recipients were:

  • the Shetland Classic Motor Show, which received £4,600;
  • South Mainland Community Association, which secured £500 towards new picnic tables at the Dunrossness playing field and pavilion;
  • South Mainland Amateur Swimming Club, which received £1,500 towards its Covid recovery wellbeing programme;
  • Hillswick Public Hall for new PA equipment (£1,250);
  • Sandwick Youth and Community Centre, which received £1,500 to carry out a survey of their building;
  • the group overseeing the repositioning of the Quarff War Memorial is in line to receive £2,380 towards the costs;
  • and maintenance of the Burra war memorial, which received £2,520.

A spokesperson for the community benefit fund, which administers payments made by the developer of the Viking Energy wind farm, said over £200,000 has been distributed in grants since the scheme started in February this year.