Crofting

Scotland's Finest Woods aims to highlight all that is best in Scotland's management of woods and forests, and to showcase how they contribute to the wealth and wellbeing of Scotland's people.

The 2022 Awards are now open to entries. Judges will be seeking out Scotland's finest woods and rewarding the pursuit of excellence – there’s some stunning trophies to be won and over £11,000 worth of prize money!

Practical Skills Solutions for a Changing Climate

An opportunity to showcase best practice, with a focus on sustainability from leading industry experts.

The Practical Training Fund, which was launched earlier this year and is administered by Lantra Scotland, has already supported more than 400 women and girls to undertake courses to develop their skillset or change careers.

Projects awarded funding in most recent round of Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund.

The chosen projects have a specific focus on resource efficiency, cutting emissions, environmental performance and sustainability of agricultural holdings, and are supported by just over £170,000 of funding through the KTIF.

Allocation of next round of Croft House Grants for 2021/22.

The Croft House Grant scheme aims to retain and attract people to rural and remote communities with the latest round of funding awarding grants worth £265,922.

A major report has been commissioned to understand more about the nature and value of rural land sales in Scotland.

A move that will be crucial in considering the implications of new natural capital and carbon value in the land market.

Scotland’s budget underlines the Scottish Government’s commitment to rural and island communities and businesses.

The 2022-23 budget will see more than £650 million in ongoing support across the rural economy in agriculture, fishing, and seafood.

A new network for farmers and crofters to highlight and share climate change mitigation actions is to be established.

A series of three light-hearted books have raised over £100,000 for RSABI, the charity supporting people in Scottish agriculture.

The books, which are the perfect Christmas stocking fillers, were compiled by farming journalist Andrew Arbuckle with his late brother John also working on the first two titles.

The Co-op Foundation is offering funding of between £75,000 - £100,000 to support work in the food and farming sector which reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

They’re looking for innovative projects, movements, or inventions which not only deliver an environmental good, but contribute to real systems change, and can demonstrate a positive impact for people and communities too.

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