News that Highlands and Islands Enterprise has invested a total of £400,000 into two local community hub projects has been welcomed by Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron.
The transformative redevelopment of the old Carloway Primary School and Knock Primary School buildings into state-of-the-art community spaces will see respective investments of £200,000 each from HIE.
To mark the announcement of the investment, as well as the benefit that both projects will bring to communities in and around Carloway and Point, Donald Cameron MSP has laid down a motion in the Scottish Parliament.
Donald Cameron MSP said:
“I am delighted that two old school buildings will be brought back to life and into the community through both of these local projects.
“As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions start to ease, it is important that local residents have more spaces to meet, and that local businesses have new facilities that they can benefit from.
“The investment from HIE will be a big boost to both projects, and I look forward to seeing the end result.”
Donald's motion as drafted
Former Lewis school buildings to be redeveloped to benefit local community
That the Parliament welcomes the news that two former school buildings on the Isle of Lewis are to be redeveloped into community hubs to serve residents and visitors in their respective communities; understands that the old Carloway Primary School and Knock Primary School buildings will both see respective investments of £1 million to transform them into community spaces, which will include new meeting spaces, a community shop and commercial kitchen, among other facilities; recognises that both buildings will have low carbon features as part of their design; applauds Highlands and Islands Enterprise for investing £200,000 into each project; and recognises the importance of community spaces in bringing people together and enhancing community wellbeing.