In our new video case study you can hear about the Castlebank Park project which was supported by Lanarkshire LEADER.
Castlebank Park is a local landmark that has been the subject of several restoration projects in recent years. The Lanark Community Development Trust have been working hard at Castlebank and a Horticultural Centre was unveiled in early 2014, with funding from Lanarkshire LEADER.
A new publication highlights examples of social innovation in mountain regions of Europe.
In the brochure from SIMRA (Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas) you can find out how rural communities are capitalising on the natural and social assets in mountainous areas in terms of community life, living environment and dynamic approaches to governance.
Interested in community ownership? Then sign up for a free visit to hear about community-owned assets on Scotland's most southerly point.
There is still time to book your spot on one of four exciting free project visits taking place as part of the Scottish Rural Parliament 2018 in Stranraer.
On 14 November you can join groups on the following project visits:
In 2017 the Scottish Rural Network facilitated a 'Co-operation Cafe' for Local Action Groups (LAGs) in Scotland. The event was hosted by Greater Renfrewshire LEADER with the aim of developing new ideas and to match potential projects and partnerships.
From creating homes for frogs to discovering hidden gardens in our cities, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is awarding almost £1m to projects set to bring local communities closer to nature.
The 11 projects will help communities take an active role in managing their local green spaces and benefit from the improvements in health that come from connecting with the natural world.
Ian Scott of Can Do places would be interested to hear from LEADER areas wishing to develop a cooperation project.