The Tesco Local Community Scheme for community greenspace projects is now open for applications until 11 December 2015.
The money raised from the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores will be used to pay for a large number of local projects to improve greenspaces in communities across Scotland, England and Wales. The grant scheme is administered by Groundwork, working with greenspace scotland to deliver the programme in Scotland.
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on the draft Land Use Strategy 2016-2021.
The ten-week consultation seeks views on the future of land use, with the aim of getting the most from Scotland's land in an integrated and sustainable way.
A range of policies and proposals are set out including:
A three-year training programme for people from multi-cultural communities has been launched in the Cairngorms National Park.
The Community Leadership Project will train 15 people from across Scotland giving them the skills and qualifications to develop and deliver local environmental projects.
The Anders Wall Award for individuals who have made a special contribution to the rural environment within the European Union is open for entries.
Anders Wall Foundation from Stockholm in association with the European Commission, Directorate General for the Environment, Brussels, the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and the "Friends of the Countryside", has decided to introduce the award.
The landowner of the selected project will receive a prize of €15,000.
Scottish Rural Action have announced that the first Scottish Rural Summit will take place on 24 November in East Lothian.
This event will bring together invited representatives from the public sector, rural communities and others to look at opportunities for rural Scotland to be empowered, connected and sustainable.