The Isle of Canna Community Development Trust has been awarded £100,000 towards the installation of a renewable-energy powered grid to serve the current population and local businesses.
The island is not connected to the mainland electricity grid and currently relies on environmentally-damaging diesel generation.
The Highland Sustainable Development Fund – funded by SSE’s onshore wind farms – is open to all non-profit making organisations, community groups and charities with a project that will provide benefit in the Highland region. It is expected to release over £20 million in awards over the next 25 years. The fund will open again in autumn 2017