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Orkney project secures £300,000 of European funding

A project to promote the natural heritage of Orkney and make it a worldwide tourist destination has won more than £300,000 of European money.

The RSPB Scotland Enjoy Wild Orkney project has won the grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The money will be used to encourage people to learn and explore.

Andy Knight, RSPB Scotland's Orkney reserve manager, said it was a "major milestone".

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