Arts, culture and heritage

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. 

The Scottish Government has launched consultation on the National Good Food Nation Plan (NGFNP), seeking views on the plan.

Heart of the community: village halls conference

Village halls are often the heart of a community; places for people to gather, learn, access services and have fun. This one-day conference at Birnam Arts will allow people running village and community halls across Scotland to do the same – to connect, share ideas, and inspire each other.

Scottish Screenwriters Festival

The first Scottish Screenwriters Festival (SSF) will be held on the on 13th & 14th of April, at Dakota Eurocentral, Motherwell.

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Countryside Trust recently launched a short campaign to recruit new Trustees to join their Board.

A review of Community Rights to Buy will begin this summer to look at how effective the current powers are.

Community Right to Buy has now been in use for 20 years. During that time, there have been several additions and amendments to the original rights in the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, and various reports and recommendations on how to improve and amend them further.

Five areas - in the Scottish Borders, Galloway, Lochaber, Loch Awe and Tay Forest - are in the running to be Scotland’s next National Park.