The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) ‘Growing Food Together’ Fund is once again offering a cash boost to community growing projects across the whole of Scotland.

Work to develop Scotland's Rural Delivery Plan (RDP) continues to be taken forward by Scottish Government and helping to inform this programme is the work of the Rural Exchange.

AgriScot 2024

Welcome to AgriScot 2024!

Join us at the Royal Highland Centre for a day filled with all things agriculture. From livestock shows to machinery displays, there's something for everyone interested in the farming industry. Network with fellow farmers, learn about the latest innovations, and discover new products to enhance your farm.

A consultation has been launched by the Scottish Government to identify ways to support the future of crofting across rural and island Scotland.  

The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) latest briefing covers the subject of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill.

Key areas covered include:

The Neighbourhood Ecosystem Fund, which supports community-led project groups in Scotland to design and deliver local nature restoration projects, is now open to applications.

The aim of the Neighbourhood Ecosystem Fund is to help communities develop their own ideas for nature restoration into deliverable actions.

The Scottish Government has launched a survey: 'Developing a natural capital market framework: survey' to support development of a market framework. 

Natural capital is our geology, soil, air, water, plants and animals and we depend on it for goods and services that make our lives possible and worthwhile.

Safety Awareness in Mechanised Forestry

Mechanised forest operations carry significant risk and many of the fatal and serious accidents within our industry are caused by workers entering risk zones of machinery or chainsaw operations. This course is designed to highlight the most common risks associated with mechanised forestry and describe controls that all workers should observe to keep themselves safe.

SIF Online Session: Addressing Depopulation Action Plan

Growing and maintaining a sustainable population is probably the key driver for the majority of island communities, and following the launch of the Addressing Depopulation Action Plan (ADAP) in February and a recent visit of the Minister for Housing and Emma Roddick MSP to Eigg, this online session for island community organisations will explore population and the ADAP from an island persepective.

Royal Highland Show 2024

The Royal Highland Show is an annual event, showcasing the best of food, farming and rural life at Ingliston in Edinburgh. 

2024 is a year of celebration for RHASS, marking our 240th anniversary, and reinforcing us at the heart of the rural community. Find out more below on how and where you can get involved in all of our 240th-anniversary activities.