Community development

Lanarkshire - How to Start a Business For Free

Lanarkshire Community Led Local Development (CLLD) are taking a new approach to support rural communities by working in partnership with the Rebel Business School.

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What is the Rebel Business School?

Welcome to Rebel Business School – where we do business education differently.

CGI and Scottish Borders Council Recruitment Event and Open Day

Step into a realm of innovation and transformation as CGI and Scottish Borders Council partner to pioneer the evolution of rural living. With CGI as the primary provider of end-to-end managed IT services until 2040, this collaboration marks an opportunity to be part of change that allows you to make a real impact.


Farm Retail Masterclass - Scotland's Agritourism Monitor Farms Programme

Starting at Macbeth’s Butchers which is a family run business that provides high quality meat products throughout the UK.

In the main, the beef is provided from their own farm, Edinvale, in upland Moray where they rear traditional Scottish native breeds. These are reared in as an extensive, natural environment as possible being fed grass, home grown hay or silage and no growth promoters. Macbeth's also supply a full range of pork and lamb from local farms with a similar philosophy. Macbeth's venison and game is also sourced locally.

Over the past year 35 crofters and their families have received grant funding totalling over £1 million to build and improve their homes.

Women in Agriculture Scotland Networking Lunch

Join Women in Agriculture Scotland for some delicious food, drinks and networking as well as a "fireside" chat with some key ladies in agricultural journalism.

A bid to nominate Affric and Loch Ness as Scotland’s third national park has been launched, with organisers saying the area’s globally important natural and cultural heritage deserves protection and celebration. 

The partnership behind the proposal says the area of the Scottish Highlands is one of the world’s most beautiful places, and national park status would benefit current and future generations.

The first businesses on Fair Isle have been connected to full fibre, almost two years ahead of schedule.

The subsea cable stretches 68 miles from the Shetland to Orkney Islands, with Fair Isle reached by a spur line. A post office and shop are among businesses which are already connected and all premises on the island can now order the service.

How community-led health supports your work in tackling health inequalities

This learning event is an opportunity for anyone working to improve health and wellbeing for individuals, communities and at a population level.

Integrated Land Use Conference 2024

The Integrated Land Use conference will take place 26 - 28 March 2024 in, and around Kingussie.

This year will be focussing on where we have come from and where we are going in terms of land management and use. What has changed and what has worked. Many aspects will be discussed like community, attitude/behaviour evolution, inclusivity, diversity, forestry, agriculture, wildlife and game management, energy, tourism and many more exciting topics.

A group of eight innovative new library projects designed to enrich communities across Scotland will be brought to life through a share of £106,868 support received through the Public Library Improvement Fund (PLIF).