Following the success of last year’s launch, the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) ‘Growing Food Together’ Fund is once again offering a cash boost to community growing projects in Scotland.

Integrating trees network - Mains of Fincastle

The Barbour family will introduce their family farm Mains of Fincastle, a 540 Ha beef and sheep hill farm in Perthshire.

Integrating trees network - Burnfoot Farm

Part of the Integrating Trees Network, Andrew Whiteford will introduce Burnfoot Farm, a 3500 acre hill beef and sheep farm, near Sanquhar.

He will talk about his family’s new venture into woodland creation and forest infrastructure, through the Forestry Grant Schemes Sheep and Trees grant. He'll discuss the initial thought process, the decision to plant trees, objectives, challenges and benefits etc.

More than 108,000 children have benefited from the Scottish Government’s new Scottish Child Payment according to the latest official statistics. The figures highlight how many families and children received the payment from introduction in February to 30 June 2021.

A scheme will provide up to £715,000 of financial support to pig producers affected by the temporary closure of the abattoir at Brechin earlier this year.

Kate Forbes, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy issues an update on Covid baseline measures for business.

Scottish Forestry's Community Fund is open for applications for projects which support people to use woods more.

Eligible applicants include community and voluntary groups, development trusts, social enterprises and charities.

A £25 million fund will help businesses utilise digital technologies and enhance workforce skills.

The DigitalBoost Fund offers small to medium-sized businesses grants, on a 50/50 investment basis, worth between £2,500 and £20,000.

Musicians, bands, artists and venues will be able to apply to a £750,000 Scottish Government fund to bring new and additional concerts to venues and festivals in Scotland next year.

Scotland on Tour will support the staging of concerts across the whole nation from between January 2022 and January 2023.

A multi-million pound package of support has been invested to help tourism and hospitality businesses recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Delivered in the first 100 days of the new Scottish Government, the support is part of a wider £129 million investment in the sector which has been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. The package of support includes: