Health and wellbeing

To help share learning and inspire community organisations, Scottish Rural Network have published a trio of video case studies focusing on rural and island community resources and spaces.

Walk & Talk at Scalpsie Farm, Bute

Farmstrong are holding a Farm Walk & Talk this coming Wednesday, June 12th,  thanks to Ian Dickson who runs Scalpsie Farm on Bute.

Starting with lunch at the Kingarth Hotel at noon, the farm tour will follow, and finish up with a talk from Michael Blanche.

An optional extra, is to bring your togs and a towel for a touch of wild swimming at Scalpsie Beach!

A Perthshire farm manager is preparing to undertake an extraordinary 5,000-mile expedition from the rugged terrain of Highland Scotland to the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert to raise funds for agricultural charity, RSABI and Eden Valley Hospice.

How do you think research about mental health and wellbeing in rural areas should be done? What should the priorities be? How should communities be involved in this process? And what would make it feel fair, meaningful and relevant? 

The Place Standard Tool (PST) & Community Safety - Information Session

In March, Public Health Scotland (PHS) and the Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) co-hosted their first in-person, introduction workshop in Glasgow.

The session explained what the Place Standard Tool (PST) is – and why and how it was designed – and how it might be adapted, to better engage citizens and communities concerned with community safety.

First Minister John Swinney has announced a £5 million package for Scotland’s island communities. 

The funding package will support Island communities to tackle local issues and invest in new opportunities that will help deliver a more prosperous future. This funding reflects the First Minister’s four priorities of eradicating child poverty, growing Scotland’s economy, investing in green energy and infrastructure and improving public services. 

The Touring Network are hosting a series of events connecting professional touring performers and producers with community venues. They’ll be chatting through the highs and lows of making, promoting and presenting live performances, in and for geographically remote parts of Scotland.

RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2024! #GGC24

Welcome to the RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2024  – an extraordinary day of camaraderie, adventure, and support for those in Scottish agriculture.

Farmers attending NSA Scotsheep at the start of next month are being offered the opportunity to benefit from a post-lambing “MOT”, courtesy of Scottish agricultural charity, RSABI. 

RSABI’s Health Hut will be set up at the event on June 5th at Aikengall Farm, near Dunbar, offering attendees the opportunity to have a health check and haircut. 

Change Mental Health (CMH) has free funded mental health training places for rural individuals and rural small businesses.

The Rural Connections training aims to support businesses to implement and strengthen workplace wellbeing policies and activities.

CMH are working in partnership with Mental Health UK and Neptune Energy to deliver the Rural Connections project.