Rural Manifesto event - Canonbie

Take part in one of the Scottish Rural Parliament's Rural Manifesto 2016 events and fill in the blank pages together with all of rural Scotland!

The Manifesto will be a statement of collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

Refreshments will be provided.

The Scottish Rural Parliament want to hear what issues matter to you the most as they build their Manifesto for Rural Scotland.

Their Manifesto will be a statement of the collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for rural communities.

Fyne Futures are delighted that Climate Challenge Fund Scotland are supporting the next stage of Bute Produce Horticulture Training Centre.

The training centre will create skills development and employment opportunities for the community of Bute, particularly in the content of a low carbon future. 

Women farmers as drivers of innovation and green growth in the European Union.

Copa-Cogeca, the voice of farmers and their cooperatives in the European Union, are seeking applications for their European Innovation Award.

An amendment to the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill was tabled in Parliament last week by Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment. The Independent Adviser on Tenant Farming, Andrew Thin, has now issued a discussion paper on conduct and standards for agents in order to facilitate debate across the industry about the issues raised in Parliament. Further information can be found on the website of the Scottish Government.



Dumfries & Galloway LEADER Project Officer (Temporary)

  • Dumfries with a region-wide remit
  • Salary: £20,535 - £22,056

Dumfries & Galloway LEADER is seeking a confident, out-going individual to support the local business sector in the development of projects which will ensure we maximise the benefit of this new tranche of funding for Dumfries & Galloway.

Successful candidates will bring knowledge of the business and enterprise sector and a keen understanding of the economic context in which rural businesses currently operate.

Rural Manifesto Event - Friockheim, Angus

Rural Manifesto 2016

The Scottish Rural Parliament are holding a series of Rural Manifesto events across Scotland. The Manifesto will be a statement of the collective ambitions of Rural Scotland and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities. For more information access the Scottish Rural Parliament website.

Kelvin Valley & Falkirk LEADER are holding a series of drop-in sessions this spring.

These sessions are drop-in events at a local level across the Kelvin Valley & Falkirk area and LEADER will be joined by local funders at each event.

Attendees will be able to discuss project ideas with LEADER staff and LAG members and also with the other funding organisations. They will also be able to find out information on how to apply and our forthcoming deadlines.

The dates and venues for the drop-in sessions are:

The agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) is seeking participants for a seminar on the data revolution in the agri-food sector.

Development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and sensor based technologies, procedures and software have enormously increased the amount of data collected, and available, in agricultural sectors and through the whole supply chain (from farm to fork).

The new West Lothian LEADER programme will officially launch on 17 March at SRUC Oatridge College Campus.

The West Lothian LEADER programme will see £2.17 million invested in community-led local development in rural West Lothian.