The Loft Project has been on the go since 2002. From its premises in a former hotel, they set up a popular youth project, providing a social venue as well as support workers for young people in Keith. Now they have gone a step further by buying a restaurant in the town’s main street. This will operate as a commercial venture with profits being gift aided back to Loft. With a £40k grant from the Community Land Unit and an additional mortgage, LYP has bought the Craighurst Restaurant in the town’s main street. In the first year of trading, they aim to employ four staff, providing training opportunities for a minimum of four more. With a commitment to ‘green’ sustainability practice, produce will be sourced locally where possible.