Enterprise

The Orkney islands of Westray and Papa Westray were among the winners in this year's SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration.

The Scottish Rural Network (SRN) recently hosted a visit from a group of Estonian farmers and academics which saw them visiting projects and businesses across western and central Scotland, including Mull.

The SRN put together a programme of visits for the group based on their interests, predominantly sheep farming and slaughterhouses, as the group are in the process of setting up an abattoir on the Estonian island of Muhu.

Researchers are looking for your views about wellbeing, local issues and quality of life in Scottish communities.

Social scientists at the James Hutton Institute and Scotland's Rural College are carrying out an online survey as part of a drive to improve currently-available data and inform policy development and implementation. 

The survey covers the following topics:

Due to fewer applications coming forward than expected there is still approximately £150,000 available from Orkney LEADER for farm diversification/sectoral business support projects in Orkney.

New Entrants to Farming: Farm Diversification, Marketing & Adding Value (Angus)

The next instalment of the Angus New Entrants group will be a workshop based on diversfificaion within a farm business.  With margins tight on farm it is an ideal time to think about other options for diversifying that will work alongside the main business.  This meeting is aimed at new entrants to farming who would like to know about where to start if considering diversification or how to develop an idea into a product.

Fourteen projects across the UK have been awarded a share of more than £300,000 in the latest round of funding from the Prince's Countryside Fund.

The Essentials of Exporting to the Nordics - Shetland

Want to develop a successful business plan for cracking the Nordic market? Sign up for this information-packed seminar! Get valuable practical advice from key market experts from Scottish Development International, the Department for International Trade and GlobalScot, and hear first-hand experiences from a Highlands and Islands company that has successfully entered the market. Network with like-minded professionals who share your interest - and learn about potentially lucrative opportunities in Norway and Finland.

The Essentials of Exporting to the Nordics - Inverness

The essentials of exporting to the Nordics

Want to develop a successful business plan for cracking the Nordic market? Sign up for this information-packed seminar! Get valuable practical advice from key market experts from Scottish Development International, the Department for International Trade and GlobalScot, and hear first-hand experiences from a Highlands and Islands company that has successfully entered the market. Network with like-minded professionals who share your interest - and learn about potentially lucrative opportunities in Norway and Finland.

Understanding Social Investment

This workshop is for anyone looking for a greater understanding of social investment, and time to explore the opportunities and challenges in relation their own particular scenario. Come and find out:

Understanding Social Investment

This workshop is for anyone looking for a greater understanding of social investment, and time to explore the opportunities and challenges in relation their own particular scenario. Come and find out:

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