The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has welcomed the news that Forward Coupar Angus has been successful in securing a grant of £158,728 from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund.
Speaking today, Mr Wishart said:
“This is great news. I got a letter today from Paul Wheelhouse, the Scottish Government’s Environment Minister, telling me that Forward Coupar Angus had been successful and that they had been awarded a grant of nearly £160,000.
“I understand that this money will help the group’s Greener Living Coupar Angus project to develop a range of activities to help the community reduce their carbon emissions in the areas of food and travel.
“Working with local farmers to supply local produce through both a shop and a farmer’s market, the project will also develop community growing space and run workshops to help local residents to grow their own vegetables.
“Alongside that action to cut the commmunity’s food miles, they will also develop a car club and bike hire scheme to help cut car journeys and promote lower carbon travel options.
“One of the most resonant slogans of the ecological movement is ‘Think Global, Act Local’ and Coupar Angus is certainly putting that ethos into practice with this ambitious project.
“My congratulations to everyone involved in securing the funding and I look forward to seeing the various aspects of the scheme up and running and helping to provide a cleaner, greener future for Coupar Angus.”