Land

On 5 November 2019, the Scottish Government published its proposed phased work programme for reviewing permitted development rights.

It is accompanied with a Sustainability Appraisal, commissioned by Scottish Government, which sets out the likely significant environmental, social and economic effects of options for change.

An upcoming Scottish Rural Action conference will kick start a 'rural movement' to make rural Scotland's voice heard.

Representatives from rural Scotland's communities, businesses and organisations are invited to attend the free event taking place from 26 to 27 February at New Lanark Visitor Centre, the renowned world heritage site.

Results from two surveys carried out by the Scottish Land Commission last year are now available.

The Scottish Land Commission surveyed land owners and communities in order to establish a baseline understanding of the level of awareness and participation in engagement activities.

A new podcast dedicated to rural Scotland and it's various industries has launched today, Monday 13 January.

The OnFARM – Food, Agriculture and Rural Matters podcast has been launched by Scene & Herd PR and Marketing and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and a new dedicated website.

Scene & Herd PR and Marketing are working with industry experts, successful business owners and key organisations to increase public and inter-industry awareness of Scottish rural enterprise and its stories.

Are you a student interested in land reform? 

The Scottish Land Commission have launched a new national student award to encourage involvement in land reform and help with their work. 

Any student studying at a Scottish academic institution who undertakes a land reform related piece of research can apply for the national student award. 

Are you in a position to make environmental change at a landscape scale?

Soil Association Scotland and Scottish Land & Estates are looking for ambitious and forward-looking land managers to apply to their new Landscape Leadership programme, where you will develop the skills needed to make change happen.

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has announced £20,000 of funding for projects to engage young people with nature.

The Future Routes Fund aims to help young people aged 11-26 to improve their local environment, increase their knowledge and understanding of Scottish biodiversity and provide more opportunities to connect with nature.

The first ever National Islands Plan for Scotland has been laid before the Scottish Parliament for consideration.

The proposed National Islands Plan provides a framework for action in order to meaningfully improve outcomes for Scotland's island communities.

Ten community ownership projects have been awarded funding from the Scottish Land Fund (SLF). 

The programme is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered in partnership by the National Lottery Community Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Community groups across Scotland are holding events from 10 to 18 August to celebrate Community Land Week.

Forty-five projects are taking part in the week-long celebration of all things community ownership this year -- three times as many as in 2018! 

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