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Covid-19 financial hit cushioned for indoor soft play centres after Scottish Government help delivered by Highland Council


By Alasdair Fraser

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Soft play centres have faced closure and tighter restrictions on numbers when open.
Soft play centres have faced closure and tighter restrictions on numbers when open.

Indoor soft play centres across the Highlands have been awarded almost £30,000 in extra financial help to cope with the burden of Covid-19.

The Scottish Government grants, delivered by Highland Council, were given in recognition of the enhanced restrictions those businesses have faced during much of the pandemic.

Grants of between £3,500 and £5,000, totalling £29,500, were paid out to eight indoor soft play facilities, scaled by the rateable value of their premises.

A council spokesman said: “The Council is pleased to have delivered this grant scheme on behalf of the Scottish Government.

“Although the number of affected businesses is small, Highland Council is pleased that the Scottish Government has recognised the continuing difficulty these businesses have experienced with the restrictions in place on the number of young people who can use the facility at any one time.”


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