THE Wee County is set to benefit from additional funding for nature restoration in the area.

The £117,378 if investment will support development work to create intertidal and wetland landscapes at Inch of Ferryton, in Clackmannan and Kincardine.

Set to be “transformative” for the environment, the RSPB Scotland project is receiving support from the £65 million Nature Restoration Fund, which is being allocated over the course of this parliamentary term to create green change.

MSP Mark Ruskell welcomed the financial boost, the fund having been agreed as part of the cooperation agreement that was negotiated between the Scottish Greens and the Scottish Government.

He said: “We are in the midst of a nature crisis, and every community needs to take action. We must restore our natural environment and redefine our relationship with the natural world.

“That is why this investment is so welcome. This additional funding for RSPB Scotland to lead stakeholder engagement and initial designs for create new intertidal and wetland landscapes at Inch of Ferryton will be transformative for our environment and local community in Clacks."