Food and drink

Scottish Community Pubs Network Zoom

The Plunkett Foundation is delighted to invite you to their next online networking event for Scottish community pub groups. This evening’s free event is funded by the Scottish Rural Network (part of the Scottish Governments Rural Development Programme) and is open to all community groups involved in a community owned pub project in Scotland whether you are at ideas stage or already open and trading.

This year Scottish Rural Network (SRN) continue to support Community Led Local Development (CLLD) through a range of projects and activities.

One of the approaches we’ve taken is to support rural and island communities seeking to develop community assets by working in partnership with the Plunkett Foundation. Their expertise in this areas has allowed us to focus on community ownership of pubs and shops.

Over 180 diverse projects across rural Scotland, will receive grants ranging from £100,000 to less than £500, from the Rural & Island Communities Ideas into Action (RICIA) fund.

The fund encourages and supports not-for-profit community groups with innovative approaches to community-led local development which include solutions to net zero and just transition goals, tackling rural poverty and supporting rural communities through the cost crisis.

Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs - Board Ready Training Survey Report published.

A report presenting the findings of a survey carried out for the Scottish Associations of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) was published last week.

Information on the Scottish Government Population Programme published.

The Population Programme is a cross-cutting programme of work which aims to deliver Scotland’s Population Strategy, which articulates a vision for Scotland’s population profile to provide a platform for economic success, prosperity and wellbeing across Scotland’s communities.

Argyll Monitor Farm - First Meeting

The Monitor Farm Scotland initiative is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Quality Meat Scotland and AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds.

The ambition of the programme is to instigate positive transformational change in innovative sustainable farming practices on nine farms across Scotland and to use the learnings from these farms for the benefit of farmers across the country.

Roxburghshire Monitor Farm - First meeting

The Monitor Farm Scotland initiative is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Quality Meat Scotland and AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds.

Today The Scottish Government published the results of our ‘Survey of the Economic Conditions of Crofting 2019-2022’.

Small Landholdings Modernisation: Consultation Closes 14 Jan 2023


Confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

The Chief Veterinary Officer (Scotland) has formed the opinion that highly pathogenic avian influenza exists, or has in the previous 56 days existed, on premises and has informed the Scottish Ministers of that conclusion.