NINETEEN projects designed to create jobs and training will share £4 million from a fund set up to regenerate coastal areas.
The charities, small businesses and apprenticeship schemes are the first in Scotland selected to receive the grants from the UK Coastal Communities Fund, ranging from £50,000 to £375,000.
They were picked on the basis that they would promote economic growth, jobs, training and business opportunities in their areas.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander will make the announcement today and says a further £4m will be available to projects in Scotland when applications for the next round of funding open in the New Year.
Mr Alexander says: “From Skye to Cumbrae, communities across Scotland are going to benefit from this investment.”