2023 Scottish Smallholder Festival

The Scottish Smallholder Festival is run by Smallholding Scotland, a charity set up to provide education and support for smallholders across the country. The Festival runs on a ‘not for profit’ basis, and the main organising team are all volunteers.

Collaboration at landscape scale: Farmer Clusters in Scotland

Are you intrigued by the potential of collaboration at landscape scale?

Join us for this exciting online discussion about our new report and its findings - “Collaboration at landscape scale: Farmer Clusters in Scotland Project Report”. 

We will delve into the key ingredients for a successful farmer cluster, the potential barriers and solutions and the opportunities for new clusters in Scotland.

We have some brilliant speakers lined up to explore the theme:

Democratising Finance for Community Groups

Join the Community Shares Scotland team on Tuesday 3rd Oct 10am-11.30am for a free introductory session on local democratic finance.

Old Pinwherry School Cosy Space
Name of organisation/business: 
Pinwherry and Pinmore Community Development Trust (PPCDT)
£6710.56 - Community Led local Development - Ayrshire Rural and Islands Ambition (ARIA) - Small Capital Fund (2022/23)

Stranraer Oyster Festival has revealed its full programme for 2023 alongside a pledge to ‘go greener’ and help safeguard the wild, native oyster bed that the festival celebrates.

The Vision for Sustainable Aquaculture, sets out the Scottish Government’s long-term aspirations for the finfish, shellfish and seaweed farming sectors, and the wider aquaculture supply chain. 

Wellbeing Economy Secretary Neil Gray has visited a company whose commitment to fair work and sustainability helped it survive the pandemic.

Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament

Scottish Rural Action are delighted to invite you to join them for this year’s Scottish Rural & Islands Parliament, a gathering that celebrates the diverse voices and unique challenges faced by rural and island communities.

International trade and investment are vital to improving Scotland's competitiveness and reducing economic inequality. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a free-trade agreement (FTA) between 11 countries around the Pacific Rim: Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Japan.