Vital adult learning courses on the island of Sanday, Orkney have been saved from closure thanks to financial support from a local salmon producer.
A donation of £5,000 from Scottish Sea Farms has been secured to help to cover the cost of the courses and tutors to help residents find employment, or learn new skills that couldmake the island more sustainable.
Richard Darbyshire, Regional Manager, Scottish Sea Farms, said: “These courses help a really wide range of people on the island,people looking to get back to employment, some who are running small businesses or others who just want to expand their skills. It is good for the island as a whole as the courses really lift the participants and that can only benefit the entire community.”
Sanday is one of the larger inhabited outer islands of Orkney with a population of around 480. Attending courses off the island can be expensive and impossible for many. The Sanday Development Trust will now be able to deliver a wide range of leisure and skills courses that suit local demand.