The Cairngorms and Skye are to receive major investment to help protect and rejuvenate large areas of landscape along with many historic and natural attractions.
The Glenlivet and Tomintoul Landscape Partnership is to receive over £3 million in grants from the National Lottery to enable a celebration of the colourful history of the distinct landscape and to help its biodiversity and communities to flourish.

untitledOn Skye, Scotland’s first ever Ecomuseum, which is a pioneering community-led initiative, will be extended and improved thanks to an injection of £522,100. The museum plans to install a viewing platform at Lealt Gorge waterfall and offer guided walks, health walks, photography courses, wildlife and archaeology.

Commenting on the awards, Lucy Casot, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland, said: “It’s not just visitors that benefit. With a bit of clever thinking, we can protect our natural heritage in a way that helps support people and communities.”