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Project title Braeside Retreats
Applicant Messrs John M Sutherland
Approved costs £205,717.86
Approved grant £100,000.00
  • Increased employment opportunities locally through new business start-ups and existing business diversification/development
  • Improvements in the visitor experience

Messrs J.M Sutherland of Sibmister Farm in Caithness were awarded LEADER funding to help diversify their farming business into tourism.  The project identified a gap in the local tourism accommodation market and plans to build a collective of luxury holiday accommodation pods to provide a second stream of income, which it is hoped will sustain the farm and its present employees in the coming years.

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Braeside Retreats