Innovation

Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands Secretary Mairi Gougeon has announced a £1 million increase to the Scottish Land Fund -  a flagship scheme that helps communities take ownership of local land and buildings.

Ms Gougeon visited Granton Community Gardeners project, a previous recipient of support from the Fund.

Building resilience through working with nature and technology

This meeting focuses on how agroecology and research can be used to increase resource efficiency and stabilise yields, whilst promoting biodiversity and helping farmers meet NetZero. It will explore:

• The role that novel diets have in reducing greenhouse gas emissions with Professor John Newbold.

Outdoor Dementia Resource Centre Open Days

Outdoor Dementia Resource Centre at Badaguish, near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park are delighted to announce a series of opens days in the coming months.

Projects designed to stimulate economic activity, boost tourism and improve community assets on Scotland’s islands will share £4.1 million in the latest round of funding from the Islands Programme.

Scotland Food & Drink has been asked by the Scottish Government to conduct a review into the Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation (FPMC) fund, which was paused this year.

Projects to drive innovation in the production, storage and distribution of renewable hydrogen are to receive £7 million of Scottish Government funding.

First Minister Humza Yousaf announced the Hydrogen Innovation Scheme funding while addressing delegates at the All-Energy conference in Glasgow.

The investment will support 32 projects, including:

A new evaluation estimates that a Scottish Government-funded research programme has contributed £680 million to Scotland’s economy by helping to create jobs and further education qualifications, save carbon emissions and reduce the impacts of animal diseases.

Film Screening - We The Power- The Future Of Energy is Community-Owned

Imagine upending the traditional energy system and giving the power of clean electricity production back to your neighbours.

The Power, follows friends, families and visionaries as they break down legislative barriers and take power back from big energy companies to put it in the hands of locals and strengthen their towns.

Climate 4 Change Conversation: open to all Online

Are you concerned about climate change but not sure how urgent it is and how you can make a difference? Join in for a friendly, facilitated discussion to explore these questions in a short one-off session.

This month, Dumfries and Galloway will host the Scottish debut of the Extreme E race, an off-road racing series, founded by the  team behind Formula E, which showcases electric SUVs and futuristic technologies under extreme conditions. The event will taking place at the Glenmuckloch

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