Community Land Roadshow

The Community Land Team are holding a pilot series of free events in 2019.  The events will give an overview of the various types of community rights to buy that communities can use, practical advice on how to become a compliant body and the application processes.

In this article you can find out about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become one of the founding members of Ulva’s new community​.

A new three-part BBC Alba documentary offers a personal portrait of the crofting calendar on South Uist - past and present.

The first two episodes of 'San Fhuil/It's In The Blood' are available to watch on the BBC iPlayer, with the third episode airing tomorrow 12 December at 9pm on BBC Alba. All three episodes will be available on the iPlayer for 30 days after broadcast.

There is still time to enter the Anders Wall Award which recognises private individuals who have made a special contribution to the rural environment within the European Union.

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 this award.

The landowner of the selected project will receive a diploma of recognition and prize of €20,000.

Groups across the country have been awarded a share of £1,646,972 in the latest round of funding from the Scottish Land Fund.

A new publication highlights examples of social innovation in mountain regions of Europe.

In the brochure from SIMRA (Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas) you can find out how rural communities are capitalising on the natural and social assets in mountainous areas in terms of community life, living environment and dynamic approaches to governance.

River Margins Enhancement
Name of organisation/business: 
Mains of Auchriachan Farm
Agri-Environment Climate Scheme
Kinneil Coastal Rangers
Name of organisation/business: 
The Conservation Volunteers
£298,241 - Coastal Communities Fund

The 2018 Scottish Rural Parliament will take place in Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway on 14th– 16th November. If you live in or are passionate about rural areas in Scotland, you can attend to learn and make your voice heard. This year's theme is "Taking Action".

The event brings together people from rural communities with decision-makers, for three days of celebration and exploration. Participants examine a wide-range of issues affecting rural communities and make recommendations for change.

The Next Generation

Research indicates 90% of family wealth is lost within two generations. Successful succession doesn’t just happen, and for many families passing on a viable business to the next generation may be one of the biggest challenges they face.

Experts from Savills and Farrer & Co will outline the options and opportunities to be considered when transferring or taking over a family business, farm or estate.

The following issues will be covered: