This week, conservation charity Buglife launched a complete B-Lines map for Scotland. B-Lines is the response to the decline of bees and other pollinating insects, a plan for how to reconnect our wild places by creating a network of wildflowers across our landscapes.

Scottish Land Commission Virtual Public Meeting - Highlands

Land matters because we all use it, and we all need it. Join the Scottish Land Commission for a series of virtual public meetings to find out more about land reform, share your views on it in your area, and learn how it can benefit your community.

If you live in the Highlands, please join them for a short presentation followed by a Q&A session on Wednesday 16 December from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm.   

Introduction to Seed Saving in Scotland Online Course

Seed production training courses for 2021 - enroll now –

With the Seed Sov programme planning for another 3 years, an ambitious seed training programme will be rolled out in Scotland over two years. These courses aim to train seed savers in Scotland to a professional level. The focus is primarilly on vegetable seeds and specifically for Scottish growing conditions.

Farmers and crofters will receive funding towards the purchase of agricultural equipment chosen for its effectiveness in reducing greenhouse gases.

Letters with grant offers worth almost £18 million are being sent to over 3,500 eligible farmers and crofters as part of the Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme.

Plans to commission a Scottish Centre of Expertise in Biodiversity have been announced as part of the new draft strategy for the environment, natural resources and agricultural research programme.

The South of Scotland’s largest community buyout is set to go ahead following one of the most ambitious community fundraising campaigns ever seen – with the community of Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway raising the final funds needed in the nick of time.

Derelict land is a wasted resource that should help to deliver national ambitions for a fair and green recovery, a national taskforce said earlier this month.

VirtRural Careers

The aim of this event is to raise awareness and increase knowledge of the careers available in Scotland’s land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation sector. Due to the pandemic, we are going virtual, with the event being open to anyone interested in finding out more about careers in our sector, whether that be career influencers, students, parents or career changers.

A “game-changing” £300,000 has boosted a small community’s attempt to secure southern Scotland’s biggest community land buyout – bringing its funding total to £3.1 million – as a 31 October deadline looms.

ScotLIS Public webinar: Access the Land Register

Aimed at public users of Scotland's Land Information Service (ScotLIS), this webinar gives an overview of the key features to enable you to get the most out of the service.

During this 30 minute session you will discover the free features of ScotLIS available to the general public, including: