Fergus Ewing MSP offered his services locally last week as he opened an event vying for the continuation of EU funds. The Tyne Esk LEADER Past, Present and Future event showcased the work done by the fund across rural Midlothian and East Lothian, and called for elected officials to endorse it in post-Brexit discussions.
People are being encouraged to ‘Discover Upper Nithsdale’ with the launch of a new tourist trail which aims to ‘change the story’ of the area from economic deprivation to tourism success.
1-7 June is Volunteers' week - which gives us an excuse to dig around for some volunteering opportunities in rural Scotland! You can check out all the activities taking place over the week and find out how to spread the message at https://volunteersweek.org/
An interactive map has been created to encourage community groups to think about how they can tap into the potential of the North Coast 500 tourist route.
The Scottish Land Commission funded an internship, to help support the North Highland Initiative's (NHI) next action to encourage community projects that will build on the increased numbers of visitors and interest in the North Coast 500 area.
Do you want to join people from across Europe on a course on social innovation in rural areas?
Applications are now being accepted to take part in a one-week Advanced Course on Social Innovation in Rural Areas in Zaragoza, Spain. All participants will be exempt from the payment of registration fees.
The Scottish Community Alliance is delighted to confirm that it has received funding from the Scottish Government to continue administering the Community Learning Exchange during 2019-20.
This is the Exchange's fifth year of operation and the objective continues to be to increase the capacity and capability of the community sector by encouraging learning visits between community groups.