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North Isles folk urged to join heritage talks

North Isles residents are being urged to help develop a package of proposals aimed at boosting local heritage, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Scapa Flow Landscape Partnership Scheme, by taking part in meetings in each of the isles communities over the coming weeks.

The meetings will be led by OIC planners and input gathered will help the council, along with partner agencies, to draw up draft proposals for the initial “Round 1” funding application next May.

If successful, a North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme would run for five years, from 2017.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Landscape Partnership Schemes (LPS) are aimed at supporting projects to conserve and foster unique natural, built and cultural heritage throughout the UK, through a co-ordinated “landscape-wide” approach.

Public workshops will take place this month and next.