Forestry and woodlands
The Woodland Crofts Partnership has recently been awarded £33,000 over two years to support and promote the development of woodland crofts.
The announcement was made by Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing MSP, when he attended the Nairn Show.
Do you know a small or medium-sized business in Scotland that deserves special recognition?
The Scottish Rural Awards 2020 are now open for entries and nominations in a number of categories including a new category: Best Countryside Digital Innovator. The winner of this category will be crowned for successfully championing digital projects and products across the agricultural, rural and tourism sectors in Scotland.
The award categories are:
Nominations for Scotland's Tree of the Year will be accepted until 19 July 2019.
This annual competition is run by the Woodland Trust Scotland, with support from players of People's Postcode Lottery. Any organisation or individual can nominate a tree. Judges will choose finalists from the nominations which will go to a public vote later in the year.
Organisers of the festival in the Highlands are calling on attendees to help mitigate the carbon impact of travelling to the festival near Inverness through donations to fund native trees.
The winners of Scotland's 'Tree Oscars' have been announced.
Winners of Scotland's Finest Woods Awards 2019 include a large public woodland steeped in forestry history, two innovative young crofters and a nursery where children can spend their entire session in the woods.