18th November 2018
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Tourism boost for Unst

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Funding will help develop tourism in Unst.

Islanders in Unst have wan a £63,098 funding boost to help develop tourism.

Unst Partnership plans to use the money to provide an opportunity for a tourism development officer which will run over two years. The project will promote tourism in Unst by bringing together existing services, providers and organisations in order to maximise island potential and encourage economic growth.

Unst Partnership is looking forward to giving Unst a boost in tourism with a main priority of bringing a larger number of tourists to the island and increasing the length of stay.

The funding comes from the Coastal Communities Fund, provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The fund, managed in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund, aims to provide local, coastal communities the opportunity to create a more secure and diversified local economy.

The application, submitted by Unst Partnership Ltd, moved through three separate stages before Monday’s announcement.

  • More on this story in Friday’s Shetland Times.

One comment

  1. John N Oakes Manchester, England.

    More power to your elbow for a beautiful island of Unst with fond memories at Butlins holiday camp Saxa Vord 1988-89.

    Reply

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