Energy

Help with heating costs is on its way to around 400,000 people on low incomes through a new Scottish Government benefit, with the first payments processed this week.

More than £20m will be paid out over the course of February and March in Winter Heating Payments.

Reducing Inputs: Integrated Pest Management (Webinar)

Join the Soil Association online for an interactive panel discussion, featuring farmers – David Bell of Fairfield Farms, Fife and Graham Elder of Chapel Farm, North Berwick – who use practical IPM approaches to reduce pesticide/herbicide use and increase farm resilience.

The Scottish Government will carefully consider proposals to support more women into entrepreneurship, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said following publication of a wide-ranging independent review.

The Gathering

The countdown to The Gathering 2023 has officially started, the events planned over 2 days, Wednesday 10th May & Thursday 11th May, include trips to local transport operators and community hubs on the 10th and the plenary session on the 11th.

The sale of peat is set to be banned in Scotland, as part of wider plans to protect peatlands and reduce carbon emissions. 

As most extracted peat is used for horticulture, the Scottish Government is looking for views from gardeners and commercial growers.

Do you have a small business in Scotland? 

Could you answer a series of questions to capture a comprehensive snapshot of trading conditions and challenges across the country? 

The partnership aims to educate and inspire the public to take individual action through ten ways to Make Space For Nature, helping reverse nature loss and tackle climate change.

Laura Young, more commonly known as Less Waste Laura, will use her platform to highlight the challenges that face the natural world, and ways we can all help.

High quality, nutritious food locally and sustainably produced is key to our wellbeing – in economic, environmental, social and health terms.

The Scottish Government has set out the list of measures for the Agricultural Reform Programme (ARP) and has stated:

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