Arts, culture and heritage

Run by arts charity Creative Lives, the Creative Lives Awards celebrate the remarkable impact local volunteer-led creative groups across the UK and Ireland have on their communities. 

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) Scottish Game Fair (SGF) is back for 2024, celebrating its 35-year anniversary at Scone Palace.

Tickets are now on sale for the event, which will take place from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 July at Perthshire’s heritage location, set in parkland alongside the River Tay.

Documenting Scotland’s Historic Environment

Building recording is an essential component of heritage management. The primary purpose of this is to establish an accurate record of a building as the starting point for key decisions around repair and maintenance. This accurate record, typically in 3D, allows evaluation or monitoring of a structure’s condition, establishing the need for interventions to repair, conserve, restore or maintain the fabric.

Aviemore and Glenmore Community Trust (AGCT) is to take over the Glenmore Visitor Centre and Car Park after a successful application to Forestry and Land Scotland’s (FLS) Community Asset Transfer Scheme (CATS). 

The scheme empowers community organisations to ask to take over publicly owned land or buildings that they feel they can make better use of for local people. 

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.