Community development

The Angus Community-Led Vision Fund is now live and open for applications.

The Scottish Rural Network will be supporting Scottish Government Just Transition policy colleagues with a second round of Land Use and Agriculture Just Transition Community Workshops at the end of August.  

The Almond Headwaters Project, led by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust, and the River Ericht Catchment Restoration Initiative project, led by Bioregioning Tayside have both been awarded funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation through the

Rural and island communities will have a chance to have their voices heard in local and national decision-making as a result of Scottish Government funding.

Around £80,000 will help to deliver the next Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament – a grassroots democratic assembly ­– which will take place in the autumn.

The Scottish Government’s £65 million Nature Restoration Fund has already awarded around £17.5 million to 125 projects across the country since it opened in July 2021. Managed by NatureScot, the fund supports projects to take practical steps to tackle the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss and to restore Scotland’s natural environment.

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.

2023 is the 50th anniversary of the legislation which brought Community Councils into existence, the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

The Act defined the purpose of a Community Council as:

SCCAN Northern Members Gathering - Inverness

Are you ready to join forces with like-minded individuals and organisations working towards a sustainable future?

Come to the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) Northern Gathering in Inverness!

Land Use & Agriculture Community Workshop - Aberdeenshire

Join us for an exciting and informative community workshop on the topic of Land Use and Agriculture Just Transition. This in-person event will be held on Thursday, 27th July, 2023 at the Dickson Hall, Station Road, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire, AB30 1BE.

Land Use and Agriculture Just Transition Community Workshop

Please join us in a community workshop and help us shape and inform our approach to the Land Use and Agriculture Just Transition. This in-person event will be held on Wenesday, 26th July, 2023 at Templar Arts & Leisure Centre, Harbour St, Tarbert, Argyll and Bute, PA29 6UD.