Kyle Community projects shortlisted for public vote

Biz Campbell.

Following the Kyle Let’s Decide initial bidding process, nine local projects have now been shortlisted and have a chance to put their idea to the public vote.

There is £10,000 on offer with applications received totalling over £15,000.

Each applicant will be given a 3 minute slot to make their pitch for funding and a vote will take place at the end of the event to determine which projects are successful.

Voting will be open to anyone who is in primary four at school or older, who lives in the Kyle Community Council area and who attends and listens to all of the presentations.

The Vice Convener of Highland Council and Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh Ward Councillor, Biz Campbell, hopes people take the opportunity to decide how money is spent in their area.

She said: “This is handing decision making to the community so I encourage all ages, from P4 pupils up to the older members of our community, to come along to listen to the pitches from the shortlisted projects then vote for their favourite ideas.”

The participatory budgeting event will take place in the Lighthouse Centre in Kyle of Lochalsh on March 17. Registration will be from 12pm and the event will start at 1pm. It will run until around 3pm.