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Community / Skeld Hall bags nearly £45,000 in grant funding for new turbine

A GRANT of nearly £45,000 for a new wind turbine at the Skeld hall is one of the latest awards from the Shetland Community Benefit Fund.

The new 6kW turbine will replace an old machine that has not worked for a number of years. The funding includes associated work, such as new wiring.

Skeld hall secretary Janet Crooks-Jones said: “The new turbine will make heating the hall much more efficient and affordable, helping to make this much-loved hall a warm and welcoming place for the many people on the Westside and across Shetland who visit for our varied programme of events and activities.”

The Shetland Community Benefit Fund disburses money given out from the developer of the Viking Energy wind farm.

Elsewhere the Auld Skule Recycling Unit in Aith is set to buy a new air-source heating system together with new doors and windows, with the Viking fund contributing £22,287 towards the total cost.

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Also in Aith, the junior high school parent council has received £7,670 to purchase 26 iPads to help pupils access remote learning and other online programmes.

The Shetland Cattle Herd Book Society has been awarded £13,225 towards the cost of a major initiative to expand the society’s work.

A total of £10,000 was also recently put towards the cost of a new wind turbine at the Isbister Hall in Whalsay, while £18,133 was provided for the Shetland Care Attendants Scheme.

Shetland Gymnastics Club benefitted to the tune of £10,000, and £3,400 was given to the Compass Centre towards building improvements.

Meanwhile sporting groups in Unst, Sandwick and Dunrossness have also been awarded grants.

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