Tarves to get a slice of land fund cash pot

The Murly Tuck Community Hub, formerly the old doctors surgery in Tarves.
The Murly Tuck Community Hub, formerly the old doctors surgery in Tarves.

An Aberdeenshire community is delighted to learn that they are to receive a grant from the  Scottish Land Fund to boost village facilities.

Tarves Development Trust receives £99,200 to buy the Community Hub, which the group has already converted into a community cafe, office space and meeting venue. Owning the Hub will allow the group to provide more support within the community.

David Hekelaar, chair of Tarves Development Trust, said: “The Community Hub is already a well-used and much appreciated facility for our village and we are delighted that we’ve been awarded the funds to secure it in community ownership.”

Cabinet Secretary for Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham said: “This is great news for the residents of Tarves, and the other successful projects, which are fine examples of land and assets coming into community ownership, allowing local people to get the maximum benefit from them. I know that this funding marks a major milestone for them, and will make a real difference in helping those successful community groups to realise their ambitions - enabling communities to press ahead with their ideas.”