Crown Estate Scotland, which manages 37,000 hectares of rural land on behalf of Scottish Ministers, is investing £4.5 million over two years in a range of activity on its four rural estates, including new buildings and infrastructure.
The investment will support tenants in their day-to-day operations and will also benefit the wider rural economy in those areas. Some of the works will support tenants in developing and diversifying their businesses, many of whom are situated in remote rural locations.
Following a flood of entries at the Royal Highland show and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Game Fair, Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) has extended the entry deadline for its Helping it Happen awards until 20th July.
Community Land Scotland (CLS) was established in 2010 as a response to the need for a collective voice for community landowners in Scotland - There are currently 90 members, of which 55 are community landowners owning and managing approximately 500,000 acres between them and 35 are working towards owning land.
The 2018 application window for the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) is now open.
The scheme supports environmentally-friendly land management practices that aim to safeguard and improve Scotland’s natural heritage and help businesses adapt to climate change.
The AECS 2018 application window opened today (17 January) and will run for 12 weeks until 13 April 2018. The deadline for applications for collaborative projects which involve five or more businesses is 31 May 2018.
The EIP-AGRI Service Point is looking for coordinating experts for a number of workshops, seminars and Focus Groups on a range of topics.
The agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) works to foster competitive and sustainable farming and forestry that 'achieves more and better from less'.