Community development

The Scottish Government has published its research into Coronavirus (COVID-19) community resilience in Scotland's islands with a series of case study examples.

Community projects are set to receive up to £20 million over the next three years to continue supporting young people and communities most affected by crime.

Inspiring Scotland have launched a new free resource to help rural community organisations develop key skills essential for safe and successful delivery. You can access it here.

Stories for Change - Workshop with Stronger Stories

Do you want to learn how to tell stronger stories for your community communication assets like websites, presentation decks, or campaigns?

Scottish Community Pubs Network Zoom

 Free and open to all Scottish community pub group committees, volunteers and advisers: network, troubleshoot and chat.

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How Can Participatory Science Bring New Solutions to Ecosystem Restoration?

Participatory Sciences, including Civic Science, Citizen Science and Community Science involve communities co-producing new knowledge about the places where they live and work.

The Scottish Land Fund has awarded the Langholm Initiative charity £1 million in a “major game-changer” for South Scotland’s biggest ever community buyout.

The town of Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway aims to raise £2.2m by July to purchase 5,300 acres of Langholm Moor from Buccleuch, and so double the size of the new community-owned Tarras Valley Nature Reserve.

Queer Families Rural Get Together

Queer Families is a peer support group for LGBTQ families. It is a safe space for LGBTQ families to come together and share experiences, do fun activities, and meet other parents.

This is an online event for LGBTQ families in rural areas to discuss your experiences, find out what gaps are in your area and how we can fill them, and share learning from people in different areas.

If you have any access requirements or want any more information, please email

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and other businesses will be given new opportunities to allow them to raise finance by securing funds against largely untapped assets like vehicles, plant and machinery or whisky stores through The Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill