Community development

SCOTO Gathering

SCOTO is a network of community tourism enterprises located throughout Scotland and led by a team of dynamic individuals who each have extensive and varied experience in community tourism.

Meet Our Expert: Business Adviser

We are Central Scotland’s Business Support Organisation and for the last 30 years we've been ‘Keeping it Central’…By providing a unique business ecosystem where businesses can start, grow, and scale in a supportive, innovative and sustainable environment, all whilst investing 100% of what we generate into activity designed to grow the local economy.Because if Central Scotland is successful.

Exploring Peer Support Network in Moray - In Person and Online

Do you use your personal life experiences in supporting another person? Are you providing support to another person by drawing on your own lived experience of the same thing? Perhaps you run a support group, provide one to one support, or offer peer-support in another way.

The Wolfson Foundation have announced that their ‘Funding for Places’ grants will be open from 20 November - 5 January (for decisions in June). The programme provides support for places and are for capital initiatives, i.e. buildings (new build or refurbishment) and equipment.

The Wolfson Foundation is an independent grant-making charity, based in central London but funding across the UK.

Action to Protect Rural Scotland (ARPS) Winter Webinar Series

Action to Protect Rural Scotland (APRS) is Scotland’s longest established environmental charity being founded in 1926 to protect Scotland’s world renowned landscapes and the amenity of the countryside.

Paths for All's Expert Lecture

At a critical time for the health of both our population and our planet, making Scotland a walking nation is more important than ever.

Communities and organisations are being invited to submit their proposals to become Scotland’s next National Park.

A key commitment in the Bute House Agreement is to designate at least one new National Park in Scotland by 2026, to bring positive benefits for the environment and economy.

Angus Community Development Conference

Angus Council Vibrant Communities, in collaboration with Angus Rural Partnership*, have commissioned a programme of events for community groups and organisations.


Today see the publication of the report, 'Community Ownership in Scotland 2022'. The Annual publication shows the extent of community ownership across Scotland.

This publication reports the number of assets in community ownership which are recorded by the Scottish Government. There are several initiatives which have been put in place to enable community ownership. 

Supporting farmers and crofters to produce food more sustainably, work with nature and reduce emissions is at the heart of new draft legislation.

The Agriculture and Rural Communities Bill will reform how the government will support farming and food production in Scotland. It will legislate to introduce a new framework of support to replace the current Common Agricultural Policy.