Food and drink

SRP Rural Manifesto Event- Clovenfords

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

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

The event will last two hours and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Email piptabor@sup.org.uk

SRP Rural Manifesto Event- Eyemouth

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

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

The event will last two hours and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Email piptabor@sup.org.uk

SRP Rural Manifesto event- Glenisla

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 our collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

All events will last two hours and refreshments will be provided.

The 2016 Scottish Charity Awards are now open for entries in seven categories.

Has your organisation achieved something special this year? Does your charity have an exceptional employee? Do you know somebody who has made an outstanding contribution to a charity or cause? 

The annual Scottish Charity Awards are run by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and celebrate the achievements of the third sector. 

The Scottish Government is inviting tenders for an advisory service for local food and drink marketing. 

The Scottish Government requires a suitably qualified and experienced contractor to provide a marketing advisory service focussed on promoting local food and drink. The service will primarily be aimed at entrepreneurs, micro-businesses and small and medium sized enterprises with limited experience of marketing food and drink which uses Scottish produce.

The annual Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS) Member’s Day and Conference was held at Crieff Hydro in Perthshire on 28 January.

Around 100 delegates were treated to a stimulating mix of guest speaker presentations, interactive debate, practical advice and networking opportunities.

A new Action Plan for organic food and farming in Scotland from 2016 to 2020 has been launched.

"Organic Ambitions: Scotland’s Organic Action Plan 2016 – 2020" aims to help organic food and farming build a more sustainable future, regenerate the rural economy and conserve biodiversity and natural resources.

The Action Plan identifies the key challenges facing the development of Scottish organic food and the actions required to address them.

Over 100 people from across rural Perthshire braved the snow and ice to attend the launch of the Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER programme on 14 January. 

After a spot of networking at the various stands the meeting commenced with the Local Action Group Chair, with Jackie Brierton speaking passionately about the opportunities that the Local Development Strategy offers in terms of stronger networking, collaboration, a well connected sustainable local economy with communities coming together.

A public consultation on a strategy to protect pollinating insects in Scotland is currently being run by Scottish Natural Heritage.

Scotland’s pollinators include the honey bee, bumble bees, solitary bees, wasps, hoverflies, other flies, beetles, butterflies and moths. There are concerns that environmental pressures are leading to declines in the number, diversity and geographic range of pollinators.

The Gathering 2016

The Gathering is Scotland’s largest event for charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations. It’s free and everyone’s welcome.

Organised every year by SCVO, it’s a place for people working in the third sector to network, showcase what they do and learn from each other. It’s also a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the third sector to come along and get involved. There’s a bustling exhibition and marketplace with over 100 exhibitors, and a packed programme featuring more than 60 workshops, seminars and training sessions.

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