More LAG Money Awarded To Islands’ Projects

Vineyard at Holy Vale

The Star Castle, Tresco Estate and Euan Rodger are the latest recipients to share around £174,000 of European funding from the Local Action Group.

Robert Francis’ innovative plans for a ‘Wine and Food Barn’ at Holy Vale will showcase fine wines next to his new vineyard wines and offer many local foods for sampling.

Illustrated storyboards detailing the history of wine making will be part of the project.

Amanda Pender from the LAG felt this would become a welcome addition to the visitor trail.

The largest award to date, over £94,000, goes to Tresco, which will be the first business in Scilly to embrace state-of-the-art online technology called augmented reality.

Smartphone users will be able to hold up their handsets and view historical facts or dining options on Tresco, superimposed on a view of the landscape.

They’ll also develop high quality showering and toilet facilities that visiting yachts people expect.

Euans Rodgers’ cash request for just over £37,000 to help his fast food business has also been approved.

Pernic Forge will be able to expand their Porthmellon Estate premises and secure jobs with funding for a new unit.

Diccon and Matthew Rogers’ request for a mobile rock crusher was approved.

It will process and recycle rubble and can reduce construction waste and stone being deposited at the dump.

It will means islanders won’t have to import aggregate and that will bring down building project costs.

Finally, just under £39,000 was made available to support the purchase of equipment for the new island hall on St Martin’s.

 



One Response to More LAG Money Awarded To Islands’ Projects

  1. Dan April 5, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I’d be interested to hear of any failed bids for LAG funding and the reasons why.