Beach in South Harris, Western Isles (Scotland). ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or

Natural and Cultural Heritage Fund (NCHF)



beach in south harris

Our Natural and Cultural Heritage Fund is now closed for applications. The fund supports opportunities to conserve, protect and promote the nature and culture of the Highlands & Islands and we were delighted with the level of interest shown. Funding decisions will be announced in September.


Natural and Cultural Heritage Fund promotional video


Our Natural and Cultural Heritage Fund provides opportunities for investment in the Highlands and Islands to conserve, protect, promote and develop our natural and cultural heritage. The fund supports new opportunities to promote the nature and culture of the more remote rural areas within the region.

Maoin Dulchais Nàdair is Cultair


Bidh a’ mhaoin againn, Maoin Dualchais Nàdair is Cultair, a’ toirt chothroman airson airgead a chur an seilbh air a’ Ghàidhealtachd ’s na h-Eileanan airson dualchas nàdair ’s cultair a ghlèidheadh, a dhìon, a bhrosnachadh ’s a leasachadh. Bidh a’ mhaoin a’ cur taic ri cothroman ùra airson nàdar ’s cultar a bhrosnachadh sna h-àiteachan as dùthchaile san sgìre.