Learning and skills

The Workshop Aberfeldy
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Total funding package: £71,031; Rural Perth and Kinross LEADER funding: £31,531
Kinneil Coastal Rangers
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The Conservation Volunteers
£298,241 - Coastal Communities Fund

Lantra has announced that Liz Barron-Majerik will be joining the team in Scotland in November, taking on the role of Director. Liz will also play an integral part in Lantra’s senior management team, working closely with CEO, Marcus Potter, and the Lantra Board.   

New Entrants to Farming - Planning for the Future

The Farm Advisory Service's next roadshow will be held in collaboration with NFUS and the Scottish Land Commission, taking place throughout October and November and traveling across Scotland.

The aim of the roadshow is to allow participants to “Plan for the Future” after hearing from experts on succession, legal and accounting issues and joint venture models.  The experts on the panel will include, Hamish Lean, Shepherd and Wedderburn, James MacKessack-Leitch, Scottish Land Commission and representatives from local accountancy firms and the NFUS Next Generation group.

Figuring it out: Book-keeping in the 21st Century

The move to Making Tax Digital whereby HMRC will require most rural businesses to provide information more frequently and in greater detail than before (and directly from commercial software) will be a prompt for many to move to modern cloud based systems.  This is not all bad as modern software providers are experts at making book keeping quick and painless and it will be easier than ever for you and your accountant to work as a team.

Lantra Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year 2019 Awards are now open for both individual and school nominations. 

The 2018 Scottish Rural Parliament will take place in Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway on 14th– 16th November. If you live in or are passionate about rural areas in Scotland, you can attend to learn and make your voice heard. This year's theme is "Taking Action".

The event brings together people from rural communities with decision-makers, for three days of celebration and exploration. Participants examine a wide-range of issues affecting rural communities and make recommendations for change.

Mairi Gougeon MSP, the new Scottish Minister for Rural Affairs and the Environment, has recently announced that £600,000 of funding will be made available to groups and organisations across Scotland for outdoor learning programmes. Ms.

Have you ever wanted to explore new ideas in a subject close to your heart?

Discover how things are done in other countries and bring that knowledge back home?

Buzzing About Grassland: Profiting from Native Pasture

Species-rich grasslands are an important part of our farming landscape. They provide habitats for birds and pollinators as well as areas of fodder for livestock to eat. How can we better utilise these areas within our farming systems? Does mob grazing work on these sensitive grasslands, and most importantly, how can we profit from these native pastures?

Speakers include Rob Havard of Natural England and Chris Bailey, RSPB Scotland, and the event will include a trip to a local farm.