The Prince’s Countryside Fund has awarded a grant to support the development of Skye and Lochalsh Micro-abattoir as part of its most recent round of funding. The Fund has given out more than £300,000 of grants in its most recent round of funding.
The vision for this project is to deliver a community owned and managed, small scale, fit for purpose slaughter facility. This will make local meat production and provision financially viable for the Skye and Lochalsh farming and crofting communities.
Elgar Finlay from Skye and Lochalsh said: “We are very grateful to The Prince’s Countryside Fund for their grant, which allows us to purchase essential equipment for the project. Our aim is to operate as a service for local Skye meat producers, farmers, and crofters, and in doing so minimize the environmental impact, and optimise animal welfare, in local meat production.”
Claire Saunders, Director of The Prince’s Countryside Fund said: “We are delighted to support the project on Skye and Lochalsh, and we are grateful to all of supporters and corporate partners for their generous donations which allow us to continue with our vital work.
“Short supply chains help to uphold the highest level of animal welfare, and helps to support farming families.”