Gordon MP and SNP Council Leader Welcome Regeneration Funding

Gordon MP and SNP Council Leader Welcome Regeneration Funding

Published date : 28 January, 2021

Richard Thomson, SNP MP for Gordon, and Huntly Councillor Gwyneth Petrie have welcomed funding to support local initiatives in Aberdeenshire and across Scotland through the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).


Schemes around Scotland are to receive a share of £25million from the RCGF - including Number 30, The Square in Huntly which will receive £2,490,903.


The RCGF will support 1220 jobs and as well as thousands of training places by refurbishing and bringing back into use 26 empty buildings to provide space for community enterprises.


Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said: “I welcome this funding and would like to congratulate all those involved in securing this investment into the project.


“Taking prominent but empty buildings into community ownership and making them suitable for a wide range of businesses and community uses will, I’m sure, help act as a catalyst for wider regeneration. Not only will this give the town a face-lift but help support many locals by providing jobs, attracting visitors and creating more local opportunities.


“I look forward to seeing the benefits that this investment brings to Huntly town centre.”


Commenting, Aberdeenshire Council SNP Leader Gwyneth Petrie said: “No 30, the Square, is a fantastic initiative for Huntly from our local Development Trust, so I am delighted to see that the SNP Government will be providing this extra funding to tackle inequalities and deliver growth. As we look towards our recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, investment like this in our communities will be vital. 


“Huntly town centre has been a concern for those living here for a number of years – this funding is a huge step in the right direction, and is a clear reflection of the work and commitment of the Huntly and District Development Trust in improving the area.”




Aberdeen City Council

Victoria Road School Community Element

£    1,408,965

Aberdeenshire Council

Number 30, The Square

£    2,490,903

Argyll and Bute Council

Kilmory Park Zones 1, 2 & 4, Lochgilphead

£      650,000

Argyll and Bute Council

Port Ellen Community Hub

 £    746,223

Argyll and Bute Council

Scalasaig Business Units

£     335,000

City of Edinburgh Council

Granton Station; Enterprise Hub

£    1,236,150

City of Edinburgh Council

Nourishing Leith Hub

£       944,744

Comhairlie nan Eilean Siar

Leverhulme Community Hub

£       300,000

Dundee City Council

Camperdown Community Growing Hub

£       899,305

East Dunbartonshire Council

Twechar Outdoor Pursuits Training and Education Centre

£     1,100,000

Fife Council

Town House Community Hub - Inverkeithing

£        475,000

Glasgow City Council

The Meat Market Sheds Regeneration Project

£      2,640,000

Glasgow City Council

Greater Pollok Community Learning Hub

£        600,000

Glasgow City Council

SWG3: Yardworks Street Arts Hub

£        500,000

Highland Council

Old Clyne School Redevelopment into new Heritage Centre

£        982,793

Highland Council

Raasay Community Pontoon

£        442,858

Inverclyde Council

The Inverclyde Shed | Meet, Make + Share

£        504,804

Inverclyde Council

Community Hub , KGVI

£     1,184,000

North Ayrshire Council

The Regeneration of Millport Town Hall

£      1,500,000

North Ayrshire Council

Stevenston Beach Hub

£        130,000

North Lanarkshire Council

Reeltime, Motherwell – Music Studios & Creative Hub

£     1,171,270

North Lanarkshire Council

Springhill Community Hub

£       790,000

Perth and Kinross Council

The Perth Y Centre

£     1,500,000

Scottish Borders Council

Yetholm Community Asset Regeneration Project

£       133,710

South Ayrshire Council

Enterprising Carrick

£       729,659

West Dunbartonshire Council

Viresco Studios and Arts Centre

£       750,000


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