The Clan Macquarrie Community Centre in Borve is to get almost £33,000 from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).

The CCF, managed by Keep Scotland Beautiful, awards funding to help tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. They’re supporting an energy efficiency project to be run by Clan Macquarrie volunteers, which will improve energy efficiency at the centre itself and offer free support across the wider community.

A series of workshops are to be offered to residents, businesses, community groups and to local schoolchildren to boost climate change literacy within Lewis and Harris.

Agnes Rennie, chairperson of Clan Macquarrie Community Centre said: “Improving climate change literacy is vitally important and Clan Macquarrie is pleased to be able to make a contribution to that within our own community. A key aspect of our project is to help improve knowledge of climate change and its impacts. We are on our own journey of steadily reducing carbon emissions through various energy efficiency measures. We have made decent progress since the centre opened 10 years ago and the additional measures now made possible with the support of the CCF grant will deliver even greater savings.”

The Clan Macquarrie Community Centre is a registered Scottish Charity and celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019. It provides community and social facilities primarily to the residents of the Airidhantuim Community Council area in North West Lewis.

Photo from ClanMacq Facebook page.