Health and wellbeing
This week the Scottish Government published research commissioned to explore the challenges of accessing and providing consistent and affordable school age childcare (for ages 4 to 14) in rural and island areas of Scotland.
It builds on recent Scottish Government research and policy focused on childcare, employment and economic development.
This week sees the release of the latest edition of the OnFarm podcast supported by the Scottish Rural Network.
In the first of a two part special Lewis crofter and presenter of BBC Alba's An Lot (The Croft) Domhnall Macsween - known to most as 'Sweeny' - takes OnFARM producer Dave Howard on a tour of his community of Ness, on the island’s most northerly tip.
This is the first of two episodes featuring Sweeny and it’s a great listen.
Scotland has become the first country in the world to protect in law the right to access free period products.
The importance of water safety awareness was marked by Community Safety Minister Ash Regan on World Drowning Prevention Day last week.
Farm Safety Foundation - Yellow Wellies, have been leading on another (tenth!) annual Farm Safety Week between 18th and 22nd July, raising awareness about safe farming practices.
Mental health and wellbeing is one of the most important issues affecting rural communities. You can now make a difference and take part in the consultation for Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland.