Groups bid for fishing funds

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COMMUNITY groups in East Lothian are to be able to bid for funding from a Scottish Government scheme to benefit fishing communities.

It was one of 13 local authorities to win the funding and set up a Fisheries Local Action Group.

A total of £85,613 will be provided by the European Fisheries Fund, via the Scottish Government, while East Lothian Council will provide match funding to reach a total pot of £171,227.