More than 7,000 meetings took place between Scottish tourism businesses and travel intermediaries - including tour operators, travel advisors and Destination Management Companies representing Scotland’s most important visitor markets – at an event held in Aberdeen.

Cross Party Group on Islands - Focus on the National Islands Plan II

The Cross Party Group on Islands in the Scottish Parliament provides a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to Scotland’s islands and the residents of island communities, and it aims to improve links between the Scottish Parliament and island communities.

Verb Wellington and Moniack Mhor received over 75 applications for the inaugural Island to Island residency exchange, offered in collaboration with British Council New Zealand and the Pacific, and Edinburgh International Book Festival.

“The calibre of applications was incredibly high,” says Verb founder Claire Mabey. “It’s a sign of how needed residencies are: that time to write and refresh is crucial for good art.”

Cairngorms Trust Projects Celebration 2024

The Cairngorms Trust is hosting its second annual event to celebrate and share the stories of the variety of projects supported. By sharing their stories we’re looking to attract more donations to support more community-led projects this year.

Throughout the afternoon you’ll hear from projects that have benefited from the Trust's:

Go Falkland

GO Falkland brings together vital voices and organisations in Regenerative Farming and Forestry at Falkland Estate, Falkland, Fife. It aims to generate awareness, engagement and agency in people and organisations across Regenerative Land Use in Scotland. Led by farmers and those who work the land, we are here to co-design and work together towards a healthier and fairer future in Scotland’s food and farming systems.

Grants to help support a wide range of environmental improvement projects have been given to communities across Scotland.  The money will enable local people to take a hands-on approach to improving their local environment by supporting a varied range of practical ideas. 

Meet the funder with Bank of Scotland Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund

Are you looking for funding for your work supporting people and communities? Join Rachel Boyd, Content Design Manager, SCVO for an online meet the funder session to hear from Bank of Scotland Foundation and The National Lottery Community Fund about their grant programmes.

You'll also have the chance to ask questions to help give yourself the best chance of securing funding.

Net Zero - Inspiration from Comrie Croft

Join Growbiz  in person at the iconic Comrie Croft to hear Andrew Donaldson talk about the positive impact of climate action and sustainability on his business and the route he’s taking to reach Net zero as an achievable goal. His inspiring story will challenge you to think creatively about you business' climate action.

Andrew says:

DTAS Annual Conference 2024

As a membership organisation, the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) uses its expertise to inform, support and represent this network of development trusts, facilitating the sharing of knowledge and expertise and encouraging mutualism and co-operation.

A  new scheme from the King’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer (KLTR) will empower communities across Scotland to take over ownerless land and buildings, providing community assets where they are most needed.