Mill saved by £15k funding injection

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The Mill on the Fleet in Gatehouse has been saved from closure after the council agreed to hand over £15,000 this week.

A report to councillors highlighted the difficulties the Mill would be in without the council’s help, claiming that 16 jobs would be lost and that theclosure of the town’s most popular visitor attraction would have a detrimental effect on the whole area.

Councillors had previously handed over £10,000 and asked for a clear business plan for the Mill before parting with the full amount sought by the Mill.