Learning and skills

Applications are now being accepted for Be Your Best Self -- personal development training for women living and working in Scottish agriculture.

  • Do you feel like you need to re-focus on your life goals?
  • Do you want to build your confidence and discover the true value of your skills and strengths?
  • Are you looking for new opportunities and possibilities?
  • Would you like to connect with other women in Scottish agriculture?

If so, then this course is for you!

The first ever National Islands Plan for Scotland has been laid before the Scottish Parliament for consideration.

The proposed National Islands Plan provides a framework for action in order to meaningfully improve outcomes for Scotland's island communities.

Are you a young entrepreneur in rural Scotland? Want to improve your business skills?

If so, register for the Scottish Agricultural and Rural Youth Pre-Accelerator Programme Ignition event to be held on Tuesday 22 October at 10am at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston.

A new programme has launched to help businesses develop their online presence and make the most of the digital opportunities available.

GrowOnline is an online programme open to anyone. If you sign up you will have access to a wide range of online resources including ideas, information, tutorials and mutual support from participants.

The programme has been developed by community-based enterprise support organisation GrowBiz as part of its new Making Rural Business Digital project.

Making Woodland Work for You: Exploring forestry opportunities on farm

Soil Association Scotland are hosting a poractical day exploring the benefits of planting and managing trees on your farm, including:

A practical day exploring the benefits of planting and managing trees on your land, including:

Money Grows on Trees: Adding value to your farm with forestry

Come and find out what trees can do for your farm business. This practical day includes a visit to an FSC® certified forest and Mosstodloch sawmill and covers:

With applications open until Friday 30 August, IMPACT30, the groundbreaking intensive business development programme, is gearing up to select the next 12 Highland business leaders of the future to take part in its third cohort.

IMPACT30 is a 12-month, fully-funded business growth programme, delivered by Anderson Anderson and Brown (AAB) in conjunction with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

The Gatehouse Development Initiative has been working with Forestry and Land Scotland to develop apprentices’ dyking skills as part of an Erasmus+ project to transfer traditional rural skills.

Pupils from Montrose Academy and Mearns Academy finished their school term learning all about sustainability and renewable energy.

Over one hundred school pupils enjoyed a potato education day in Perthshire recently.

The event was organised by ADHB and the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) and was hosted by Bruce Farms in Perthshire as part of their Strategic Farm programme managed by AHDB.

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