Land

Dumfries & Galloway LEADER funding roadshow

Are you looking for funding?

  • Are you a community group or organisation?
  • Do you run a small rural business?
  • Are you a farmer looking to diversify?

Dumfries and Galloway LEADER Programme is a European Rural Development programme that can support local community groups and organisations, small rural businesses and farm diversification projects from right across Dumfries and Galloway.

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.

Connecting communities in rural Lanarkshire

The main aim of the conference is to launch the new Lanarkshire LEADER Programme and advise on the priorities and objectives against which applications for funding will be assessed. The Programme has £4million of support available and runs until 2020.

They event will again be showcasing some of the projects that have been supported through the previous LEADER programme. There will also be three interactive workshops on topics. While details are still being finalised these will include:

Land reform in Scotland: legal, historical and policy perspectives

The School of Law is delighted to be hosting a one-day conference that will bring together interdisciplinary partners to comment on an issue of recurring importance to Scotland and Scottish society: land reform.

Five 'Land Commissioners' and a 'Tenant Farming Commissioner' are being sought for the new Scottish Land Commission.

The Scottish Land Commission is to be set up in terms of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.  

The Commission will conduct studies and research into the effect of law, policies and practices which will help form the evidence base for any future land reform measures to be introduced by the Scottish Government. 

Scottish Land Reform Conference 2016: What next for land reform?

In a noteworthy year for land reform, the Scottish Land Reform Conference 2016 will look at where Scotland is heading on its land reform journey. Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform will set out the Scottish Government’s vision going forward.

Delegates will hear views from community landowners, tenant farmers and others on what the land reform agenda means for them. The conference will also look at Scottish land reform from an international, historical and human rights perspective.

An event report, presentations and papers from a workshop on the development of the new Areas facing Natural Constraint scheme are now available online.

The European Commission require that a new Areas facing Natural Constraint (ANC) land designation and scheme be in place by 2018. This will replace the current Less Favoured Area Support Scheme.

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