Food and drink
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing is to host a series of summits to drive forward the rural economy.
A series of events tailored to industries including forestry, agriculture and other sectors of food and drink will take place over the course of 2106 and early 2017. The first summit takes place on 1 September and will focus on the farmed shellfish industry.
Applications are currently open for this year's Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership programme.
The programme is aimed at business managers and employees from rural businesses who want to develop their leadership skills and grow their business.
The course will include:
Green projects in the central belt can now apply for funding from the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN).
In the latest phase of funding, £400,000 is available to projects to enhance woodlands and green infrastructure, boost active travel and encourage community growing.
The CSGN aims to transform the central belt into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and enriches the quality of people’s lives. Since 2010, more than 150 projects have benefitted from a share of £6.2 million.