Arts, culture and heritage

University of Glasgow’s SFC Upskilling Project facilitates three runs of skills-focussed, demand-led CPD courses annually, with the aim of supporting employees and employers across Scotland to upskill and reskill in response to present-day economic challenges. In particular, the project aims to address skills gaps, unemployment issues and other health and economic adversities following the COVID-19 pandemic and EU exit.

Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament

Scottish Rural Action are delighted to invite you to join them for this year’s Scottish Rural & Islands Parliament, a gathering that celebrates the diverse voices and unique challenges faced by rural and island communities.

Stories for Change 2/4: Super Simple Audio Editing

Join SCCAN Story Weaver, Kaska Hempel, for a hands on introduction to editing a climate-engaged audio story using Descript on Tuesday, 19 September, 10am-12pm, online.

SCCAN want to tell 1000 Better Stories of community climate action to help everyone imagine a better and fairer future for all. Join them this Autumn to learn how to create powerful audio stories about what your own community and others are already doing, and to help inspire the groundswell of change that’s so urgently needed.

Scottish Tourism Alliance AGM & Autumn Conference

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) AGM & Autumn Conference will bring together leading voices and experts from a broad range of sectors for a day packed with speaker presentations, panel sessions and plenty of opportunities to catch up with colleagues and create new connections.

Peer Support in Scotland - National Network event

Heidi, Trish and Ross, peer leaders from Moray, Fife and the Borders, would like to welcome you to connect and start to build a network we can all benefit from and enjoy.

Peer support is where a person with lived experience of, for example a health condition, offers support to another person with a similar condition. Some peer supporters are paid, while others do so on a formal volunteer basis, and others provide informal pro bono support.

The Scottish Government has published its first steps towards developing just transition plans for three key sectors of the Scottish economy, with discussion papers published for Built Environment and Construction, Land Use and Agriculture, and Transport.

The Community Led Local Development (CLLD) fund for rural Ayrshire and the islands has just launched for its second year. 

Gaelic projects aimed at increasing education provision and the use of innovative technologies are to receive a share of £4 million funding.

Five initiatives have been awarded funding as part of the Gaelic Capital Fund for 2023-24, including the development of the world’s first indigenous language virtual immersive hub on Islay. The new hub will utilise state-of-the-art technology, including virtual, immersive and mixed reality, as part of a unique Gaelic learning experience. Phase one of the project is expected to be completed in October this year.

Community-accessible woodland
Name of organisation/business: 
The Ecology Centre
Rural and Island Communities Ideas into Action - £17,542

There is still time to take part in the Scottish Government review of the National Outcomes, which closes on the 12 June 2023. The review is required within every five years, under the Community Empowerment Act (2015).