Five Land Commissioners and the Tenant Farming Commissioner have been selected for the first Scottish Land Commission.
The Commission will be based in Inverness and will be operation from April 2017.
The appointments, which are subject to Parliamentary approval, are as follows:
- Land Commissioners - Andrew Thin, Professor David Adams, Megan MacInnes, Lorne MacLeod, Dr Sally Reynolds
- Tenant Farming Commissioner - Dr Bob McIntosh
Scottish Ministers have selected Andrew Thin to chair the Commission.
Creation of a formal capacity-building, experience-sharing, mutually-supportive and collaboration-catalysing network for graziers of common and communal land and their organisations from across Europe.
In this article you can find out more about a survey being carried out as part of the Scottish Organic Action Plan.
The Anders Wall Award for private individuals who have made a special contribution to the rural environment in the European Union is open for applications.
Anders Wall Foundation from Stockholm in association with the European Commission, Directorate General for the Environment, Brussels, the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and the "Friends of the Countryside", has introduced the award.
Only private enterprises can enter the competition.
Their achievements should preferably include the following elements:
Scottish Rural Action have revealed the winners of the national Rural Innovators Award 2015-16.
The awards recognise people, projects and organisations who are working to improve live in rural communities across Scotland. The winners have been invited to attend and present their projects to delegates attending the Scottish Rural Parliament, organised by Scottish Rural Action, in Brechin, Angus from 6 to 8 October 2016.
The winners in each category are: