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Grants available for fishermen affected by recent weather

Kirkcudbright Harbour at high tide, Saturday February 1 2014.

Kirkcudbright Harbour at high tide, Saturday February 1 2014.

The Fishermen’s Mission is appealing to anyone in the Galloway fishing industry to some forward and apply for assistance to help them following the recent adverse weather.

Although based in Troon, the Mission covers the area from the Clyde down along the coast and along the Solway to Kirkcudbright - where many fishermen have been unable to get out to sea since December. The winter storms have prevented fishing, caused the loss of fishing pots, smashed harbours, and in extreme situations boats have sunk in the harbour.

Immediate emergency grants are being made available to fishermen who are in need. These can be used to help pay rent, bills and food.

If you feel you are eligible and would benefit from support, contact centre manager Paula Daly on 07827966023.

 

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