THE FORTH Estuary has been handed £230,000 by the UK Government to develop access to wetland habitats in the area.
The cash comes as part of a national scheme to regenerate coastal communities.
Projects in Scotland were invited to bid for a share of a £4 million pot to develop economic growth and create jobs.
Edinburgh West MP Mike Crockart welcomed the news and said it was an investment in the future.
He said: “The funding will go to develop access to wetland habitats around the Forth Estuary, creating much-needed apprenticeship and job opportunities.
“With another £4m on offer in 2013, the Coastal Communities Fund will continue to support projects around Scotland’s coast.”