A report published last week by Dr Simon McKerrell as part of the Music in the Rural Creative Economy research project is now available to view online.

A programme to drive the economic growth of the agritourism sector in Scotland is set to receive more than £442,000. The programme will see the recruitment of four farms across Scotland, with the involvement of a wider circle of eight rural businesses around each farm.

At least 400 further individual rural businesses will also participate via meetings and seminars.

There is still time to take part in the future Agriculture Bill consultation which closes on the 5th December 2022! 

The Scottish Government is committed to realising its Vision for Agriculture and transforming how they support farming and food production in Scotland to become a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

Scotland's rural economy contributes significantly to providing employment for people and to the national economic output. Rural areas face particular skills challenges, including skills shortages, talent retention and attraction, and demographic challenges.

In response, Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Government launched the Skills Action Plan for Rural Scotland: 2019-2021 in June 2019.

The Places and Health programme at the University of Glasgow have today published a nationwide equity assessment of the 20-minute neighbourhood policy in Scotland.

Over 70 people and rural representatives from Scotland gathered online and in Birnam on Tuesday 8th November to agree actions to support Scotland’s Rural Movement.

A total of 33 businesses, large and small, will receive grants ranging from £16,000 to £1.4 million from the Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation (FPMC) grant scheme.

Projects include capacity building for a dairy farm to meet the growing demand for its soft cheese, setting up of a new venison processing operation and installation of solar panels at a butcher premises to reduce carbon footprint and minimise electricity costs.

Gateway to Food & Drink Innovation - Enterprise Showcase

About this event

• Are you interested in leading-edge food & drink associated research?

• Do you want to hear about future innovation in the north east?

Festival fever has hit Upper Nithsdale, Dumfries and Galloway, with the triumphant return of the Festival of Folklore!

Meet the Buyer North 2022

The Supplier Development Programme will hold the 5th Annual Meet the Buyer North as an in-person, face-to-face event on Wednesday, 7 September 2022 with headline partner: the Scottish Government.