Arts, culture and heritage

Organisations across Scotland, including community, cultural and education groups, will be able to bid for support from a fund aimed at engaging people in tackling the climate emergency.

The £250,000 Climate Engagement Fund will support activities such as climate festivals, skills workshops, art exhibitions and youth development programmes – all aimed at increasing people’s understanding of climate change and encouraging climate action.

Looking for a new job? Check out some of the latest vacancies from across rural Scotland.

Dumfries & Galloway Woodlands - Woodland ACTION Officer

Rural Equality and Human Rights Workshop

This is an in-person event at HTSI's offices that will bring together various third sector organisations from the Highlands to discuss how we can apply a Human Rights and Equalities First approach to the sector's work.

We are pleased to announce that we will have additional guest speakers at the event, presentations from Connecting Carers and the North Highland Women's Wellness Hub.

The 'Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards' ceremony will be moved to November to give the chance to celebrate National Tree Week at the same time, the charity’s Trustees have announced.

RSABI’s flagship annual outdoors team event, the Great Glen Challenge, is returning for 2024 and for the second-year running will be sponsored by expert legal advisors to the rural sector, Gillespie Macandrew. 

Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre, are working in partnership with Verb Wellington, Te-Whanganui-a-tara and Aotearoa New Zealand to offer a residency for a Scottish and Aotearoa writers. Applications are invited for 'Island to Island', a residency exchange supported by The British Council for established writers working in creative non-fiction, fiction, or long-form poetry.

SAYFC West Region Talent Spot Final

Join the Scottish Association of Young Farmers clubs at the Scottish Exhibition Centre for what promises to be a fun and entertaining evening as the clubs compete!

Doors Open, 6pm | Curtain up, 7pm

Adult Ticket: £25

The Outer Hebrides Wildlife Festival is open for registration of events for its 2024 programme.  

The Festival is looking for a range of hosts to hold events across the islands during this third annual celebration of wildlife in the Outer Hebrides, this year taking place from the 22nd – 29th of June with a Fringe Festival running through July.

Thanks to £350,000 funding from Screen Scotland, Regional Screen Scotland (RSS) has extended the lease of mobile cinema – Cinémobile. The lease ensures the continuation of the Screen Machine service to the Highlands & Islands of Scotland until April 2026

This allows RSS further time to raise £1.4 million to commission the build of a tailor made Screen Machine to take the service into the 2030s.  

Scottish Rural Network are delighted to be working in partnership with Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and other stakeholders to deliver a national conference aimed at supporting communities manage and develop their Village Halls and Community Hubs.