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SRP Rural Manifesto Event- Gatehouse

Take part in one of Scottish Rural Parliament and Southern Uplands Partnership's Rural Manifesto 2016 events and fill in the blank pages together with all of rural Scotland!

The Manifesto will be a statement of our collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

All events will last two to two and a half hours.

Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Email piptabor@sup.org.uk

SRP Rural Manifesto Event- Clovenfords

Take part in one of Scottish Rural Parliament and Southern Uplands Partnership's Rural Manifesto 2016 events and fill in the blank pages together with all of rural Scotland!

The Manifesto will be a statement of our collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

The event will last two hours and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Email piptabor@sup.org.uk

SRP Rural Manifesto Event- Eyemouth

Take part in one of Scottish Rural Parliament and Southern Uplands Partnership's Rural Manifesto 2016 events and fill in the blank pages together with all of rural Scotland!

The Manifesto will be a statement of our collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

The event will last two hours and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Email piptabor@sup.org.uk

SRP Rural Manifesto event- Glenisla

Take part in one of the Scottish Rural Parliament's Rural Manifesto 2016 events and fill in the blank pages together with all of rural Scotland!

The Manifesto will be a statement of our collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

All events will last two hours and refreshments will be provided.

The agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) has issued a call for experts for two new Focus Groups.

Do you have practical experience or specific knowledge in the following areas?

Soil Association are looking for new Field Lab ideas to test new farming approaches, share best practice and solve problems.

Field Labs bring agricultural research directly to the field and the shed, bringing farmers and growers together with a researcher and a dedicated facilitator to focus on your own research questions. Field Labs in Scotland are free to attend and open to all farmers and growers, not just organic ones.

Three short videos from the Future of Crofting conference held in December 2015 are now available to watch online.

The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) conference was held in Inverness and looked at progress made on crofting reform in the seven years since the Committee of Inquiry on Crofting.

The new Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER programme launched on Friday 29 January, with £2.78 million of funding to be invested in rural communities across the region.

The event took place at the Callander Youth Project, which was voted Scotland’s top youth project in 2015. Peter Sunderland, Local Action Group Chair, highlighted examples of good practice, including one which inspired a participant to become an international expert on project continuity. 

Farmers affected by recent floods can now apply for a grant to help repair man-made floodbanks.

The Agricultural Floodbank Repair Grant Scheme was announced by the First Minister earlier this year, with £1 million being set aside to fund the repair of man-made floodbanks on farms in nine local authorities: Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, South Lanarkshire, Aberdeenshire, City of Aberdeen, Angus and East Ayrshire.

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead said:

Research findings and a report on the evaluation of two regional land use pilot projects have been published.

In 2013, the Scottish Government initiated two regional land use pilot projects in Aberdeenshire and the Scottish Borders to test an innovative approach to land use decision-making. An independent evaluation was carried out in parallel with the pilot projects to consider the processes of developing and managing the projects as well as the final outputs.

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