Innovation

Scottish Agritourism Conference

This Conference will bring together everyone interested in the development of agritourism in Scotland.

It will be a great chance to get together, network and build relationships.

The conference is set to welcome:

The Just Transition Fund (JTF) is a £500 million ten-year commitment that will support projects in the North East and Moray which contribute towards the region’s transition to net zero.

As part of the Scottish Government’s consultation process to develop a new Agriculture Bill an online thematic workshop to address Rural Development and Forestry will take place on the 27 October (19:00-21:00).

The Scottish Government is committed to realising a Vision for Agriculture and transforming how farming and food production is supported across Scotland in order to become a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

Members of the public and stakeholders are being urged to take part in the consultation on the forthcoming Agriculture Bill. To support this the Scottish Government has announced a series of consultation events that will take place over the next few months. 

Following a hugely successful pilot with the Young Islanders Challenge, Youth Scotland will to continue their work with Scotland’s young people from island communities to build the Young Islanders Network.

The new online platform and youth network has been launched to help young people from all the Scottish islands share their voices, views and experiences.

The next stage in making Scotland a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture has been launched.

People are being urged to take part in a consultation on the Scottish Government's forthcoming Agriculture Bill.

The Scottish Government climate change plan has committed to reducing agricultural emissions by 31% by 2032.

The consultation covers a range of key themes including:

Meet the Buyer North 2022

The Supplier Development Programme will hold the 5th Annual Meet the Buyer North as an in-person, face-to-face event on Wednesday, 7 September 2022 with headline partner: the Scottish Government.

The Helping it Happen Awards 2022, run by Scottish Land & Estates, have announced the finalists within the remaining four of their nine categories. Each of these categories focuses on rural businesses and how these businesses interact with their local communities and with visitors – highlighting how rural areas are underpinned by the business operating within them.

The Helping it Happen Awards 2022, run by Scottish Land & Estates, have announced the finalists within five of their nine categories. Each of the categories focuses on an area in which rural businesses are positively impacting Scotland’s economy and environment.

The overall focus of the Helping it Happen Awards is on recognising the role estates, farms and rural businesses play in enabling and supporting success in rural communities, rural businesses and rural landscapes.

The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) funds and supports innovators to kick-start solutions that tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time. The programme is centred around a theme each year. Building on the legacy of COP26, the 2022 theme is: innovative solutions to climate change issues faced by rural communities in Scotland. 

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