The revenue generated by our work is paid to the Scottish Government, which then allocates a portion of the funds to Councils across Scotland to support projects in their areas.
Below, organised by council area, you can find details of some of the projects which have benefited from these funds.
Aberdeen City Council has supported projects including:
- The Greyhope Bay project, which aims to build a world-class Dolphin viewing centre at the Torry Battery. It was awarded £9,000 over two years.
- Clean Up Aberdeen, part of Keep Scotland Beautiful's Clean Up Scotland campaign, which organises litter picks and raises awareness of our litter problem nationally. It was awarded £2,500 over two years.
- Drainage improvements to Seton Park, organised by Friends of Seton Park, which works in partnership with the Council to ensure the park is a rewarding space for everyone to visit. It was awarded £3,500.
- Cove in Bloom, a community volunteer gardening project which plants and maintains flower beds, planters and does hard landscaping throughout the Cove and Altens area. It was awarded £3,000.
Aberdeenshire Council has supported projects including:
- The renovation of Newburgh Links Car Park, safeguarding the local Seal population and providing an economic boost to the local village. It was awarded £100,000.
- The council's Business Resilience and Sustainability Scheme, which offered grant funding to help businesses diversify, support their transition toward net zeroand build their digital resilience. It received £92,500.
- The building of a new boardwalk at Stonehaven, replacing the existing facility which had reached the end of its life. It was awarded £30,000.
- Improvements to the football pitches in Balmedie Country Park, including the purchase of new equipment. It was awarded £9,700.
Angus Council has supported projects including:
- Work to make climate change adaptations at Montrose Harbour. It was awarded £109,129.78
- Work to address coastal erosion at Montrose. It was awarded £80,950.46.
Argyll and Bute Council has supported projects including:
- Flood mitigation at Helensburgh. It was awarded £300,000.
- Installation of new Pontoons at Rothesay Harbour. It was awarded £342,000 over two years.
- The creation of the Dunoon Cycle Bothy, which aims to offer a range of activities to both new and experienced cyclists - and to draw visitors to the area. It was awarded £209,000.
Dumfries and Galloway Council has supported projects including:
- Skills development work carried out by Eastriggs And Gretna Heritage Group. It was awarded £36,000.
- Establishment of the Raydale Community Sports Hub. It was awarded £18,750.
- Improvement of coastal defences at Carsethorn. It was awarded £58,237.50.
- Building of a boatshed at the Isle of Whithorn, by the Wigtown Bay Coastal Rowing Club. It was awarded £50,000.
East Lothian Council has supported projects including:
- A tourism support grant to the Scottish Seabird Centre. It was awarded £30,000.
- Improvement of the parking surface at Yellowcraig, a popular coastal destination. It was awarded £24,824.
- Extra waste collection. It was awarded £35,000.
- Traffic management. It was awarded £20,000.
City of Edinburgh Council has supported projects including:
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has supported projects including:
- Infrastructure works across each of its wards. A total of £805,622 was awarded.
- Community projects across each of its wards. A total of £413,878 was awarded.
- Aros an Rubha - regeneration of an old school as a community facility, offices etc. It was awarded £57,667.
- Refurbishment of Laxdale Community Hall, and replacement of the building's roof. It was awarded a total of £98,166.
Falkirk Council has supported projects including:
- Support of local communities through the COVID19 crisis. It was awarded £3,387.52 over two years.
Fife Council has supported projects including:
- Repairs to the east end slipway in Tayport Harbour. It was awarded £10,000.
- Work by Fife Coast and Countryside Trust on improvements at Ruby Bay, Upper Eden River and Wormit Bay. It was awarded £102,500.
- A gift card/reward scheme in Kirkcaldy, designed to lock in local spending. It was awarded £30,000.
Highland Council has supported projects including:
- Allocation of funds to deliver a programme of funding to support community/economic regeneration and sustainable development around coastal areas in Highland. A total of £2,947,146.75 was committed.
Inverclyde Council has supported projects including:
- Coastal footpaths and marine heritage work. It was awarded £3,476.20.
- Improvements to the Lunderston Bay Path. It was awarded £3,360.35.
Moray Council has supported projects including:
- Installation of an Ice Plant at the Fishmarket building in Buckie harbour, and extension of the chill facility. It was awarded £102,508.59.
- Funding for the Staycation / RTIF Coast to Country project. It was awarded £138,192.43.
North Ayrshire Council has supported projects including:
- Coastal protection work on part of Arran's sea defences. It was awarded £88,162.
- Millport Town Hall Refurbishment. It was awarded £94,780.
Orkney Islands Council has supported projects including:
- Support grants for local businesses affected by COVID-19. A total of £595,693 has been awarded.
- Beach cleaning work. It was awarded £35,000.
- Contribution towards the upgrading of the Point of Ness Campsite. It was awarded £97,075.
- Contribution towards redevelopment of Papdale Play Park. It was awarded £205,707.
Perth and Kinross Council has supported projects including:
- Work to replace access steps to Moncrieffe Island within the tidal range of the River Tay. It was awarded £1,565.81.
Scottish Borders Council has supported projects including:
- Employment of a full time Coastal Communities Development Officer to deliver the Visit Berwickshire Coast Marketing Plan. A total of £57,312.45 was awarded.
- Eyemouth Harbour Trust to assist with enabling works at the operations and maintenance facility at Eyemouth Harbour. A total of £77,263.25 was awarded.
Shetland Islands Council has supported projects including:
- A pilot grant scheme, which seeks to support the development of communities by investing in infrastructure, community capacity building, and developing community assets and encouraging inclusive growth. A total of £1,008,679.18 will be committed.
South Ayrshire Council has supported projects including:
- Financial support to companies during the COVID-19 crisis. A total of £79,468.00 has been awarded.