Start The Year With Clear Intentions

During this online session Growbiz will inspire you to explore your aspirations and ideas for a successful year. Additionally, they will aim to challenge and empower you to develop a plan to enable that success.

Drop-in Enterprise Support Surgery

Do you have a question about your business or enterprise that you’d like to ask a real person for an instant response? However small, brief, or specific, the GrowBiz team will be happy to help!

Join Growbiz at their online drop-in enterprise support surgery for speedy solutions —  choose a 25 minute slot for a 1 to 1 session with one of their knowledgeable and experienced advisers.

Drop in surgeries each Thursday between 1 and 2pm.

27 diverse projects will share over £3.6 million this year; approximately £1.8 million from public funds and another £1.8 million matched by The National Lottery Heritage Fund through Facility for Investment Ready Nature in Scotland (FIRNS) funding.

Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon has praised Scotland’s food and drink sector in a St Andrews Day letter to producers and businesses.

She wrote:

Women in Agriculture Conference

This one-day conference will give you the opportunity to further your knowledge on a range of topics through seminars and break out sessions.

The Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament (SRIP) is an important opportunity for voice of rural and island communities to help reinforce the importance of local democracy and to help shape the emerging Rural Delivery Plan. The theme of this year’s SRIP was Village Halls and Community Spaces.

New funds will help more people from under-represented backgrounds start their own businesses and nurture fledgling companies.

A total of 42 recipients will share £1.6 million through the Ecosystem Fund, while 20 projects will receive £1.3 million through a new Pre-Start Pathways Fund.

Priority actions to deepen and strengthen co-operation between the Scottish Government and business have been unveiled.

A new implementation plan details how recommendations from the New Deal for Business Group will be taken forward over the next 18 months to improve policy preparation and delivery and build a wellbeing economy.