Scottish Rural Action have launched a new rural manifesto ahead of the second Scottish Rural Parliament event.
The manifesto will be agreed at the Scottish Rural Parliament taking place in Brechin, Angus from 6 to 8 October. Around 400 people are expected to attend the event.
The manifesto has been created following a series of events across rural Scotland, and an online survey, with people sharing their views on the issues that matter the most to them.
Green projects in the central belt can now apply for funding from the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN).
In the latest phase of funding, £400,000 is available to projects to enhance woodlands and green infrastructure, boost active travel and encourage community growing.
The CSGN aims to transform the central belt into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and enriches the quality of people’s lives. Since 2010, more than 150 projects have benefitted from a share of £6.2 million.
Kelvin Valley & Falkirk LEADER are seeking new members for their Local Action Group.
Kelvin Valley & Falkirk LEADER are looking for people with experience of economic and/or community development in rural parts of East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and Falkirk to join the Local Action Group (LAG).
Scottish Rural Action are recruiting volunteers to campaign on rural issues and facilitate workshops at the 2016 Scottish Rural Parliament event.
The Scottish Rural Parliament brings together people from communities and decision-makers from public bodies, NGOs and private bodies, with the aim of improving rural policy and finding better ways of providing services.
The installation of an artificial bowling green and a community hall refurbishment are the first two projects to benefit from funding from the Orkney LEADER 2014-2020 Programme.
The Kirkwall Bowling Club will install an artificial outdoor bowling green which will allow assurances of play irrespective of the weather, extending the playing season and increasing the opportunity for members and non-members to use the facility.
Book your place at the free 'Connecting communities in rural Lanarkshire' conference to find out more about Lanarkshire LEADER.
The new £4 million Lanarkshire LEADER programme will be launched at the event in Carluke on 1 September.
It will also be a chance to find out more about the priorities and objectives against which applications for funding will be assessed.
There will be three interactive workshops and a chance learn about successful projects from the previous programme.