Major projects approved to continue bids for funding

Four projects in Dumfries and Galloway have passed the first hurdle of a major Scottish Government funding scheme.

All have now been invited to make a Stage 2 application to the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.

The Oven at Midsteeple Quarter is bidding for £1.2million; Whithorn Sustainable Tourism and Community Hub Project over £1.4million; Kelloholm Skills and Innovation Centre more than £1.9million; and Glentrool Community Enterprise Hub £400,000.

The four are among 55 across the country recommended to move on to the next stage.

Pictured: Midsteeple Quarter plans for The Oven.