Last week the Scottish Government announced details of its budget programme for 2022-23 which underlines their commitment to rural and island communities and businesses.

Do you want to be part of a global network of island changemakers? Island Innovation is open to applications for its 2022 Island Ambassadors programme.

Following a successful inaugural programme developed in response to Covid-19 challenges, the Tourism and Hospitality Talent Development Programme (THTDP) has been funded for a second year.

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.

Scotland The Bread - an innovative social business working to grow better grain and bake better bread with the common purposes of nourishment, sustainability and food sovereignty - has launched a Crowdfunder to support its unique community engagement work.

Investing in Communities Fund Webinar

The ICF is a streamlined communities fund that is delivered as part of the Empowering Communities Programme.

A new digital brochure celebrates the benefits and work of award-winning social and community enterprises on Uist.

Looking for a new job? Check out some of the latest vacancies from across rural Scotland.


The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) - Board Members 

Over 20 villages and towns across the region will be visited by South of Scotland Enterprise as part of their first ever engagement tour this winter.

‘Your South of Scotland’ is open to everyone in the region to meet SOSE’s Chair, Professor Russel Griggs OBE, and Chief Executive Jane Morrison-Ross at one of 24 dates between November 2021 and March 2022.

The two-day Scottish Agritourism Conference was a hugely inspirational, educational and enjoyable event.