Land

Scottish Rural Action will receive £200,000 from the Scottish Government to support the delivery of their 2017-19 Action Plan.

Scottish Rural Action (SRA) aims to be a powerful voice for the people of rural Scotland. They are a non-profit, apolitical organisation which is completely independent of Government. They have the dual purpose of developing and organising Scotland’s Rural Parliament and supporting the development of a rural movement.

A new funding round for the Agri-Environmental Climate Scheme (AECS) has been announced by Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham at the Royal Highland Show.

Agri-Environment, Diffuse Pollution and Organic schemes will open in January 2018, with a round for Improving Public Access expected to open in March.

Around 90 people from across Scotland gathered at Sabhal Mor Ostaig on Skye on 30 and 31 May for the Community Land Scotland conference 2017.

The theme of this year's conference was 'Sharing the Knowledge' and with presentations, workshops and plenty of time for networking the event was a great opportunity for people to learn from each other.

The Scottish Land Commission have added more dates to their series of Meet and Greet events.

Meetings in Inverness, Islay and Oban have been added, following the success of the first Meet and Gree events in April and May.

Scottish Land Commission - Meet and Greet

This is an opportunity to find out more about the new Scottish Land Commission, who they are and what they do.

They would also like to hear from you and what you think the priorities for land reform should be.

Scottish Land Commission - Meet and Greet

This is an opportunity to find out more about the new Scottish Land Commission, who they are and what they do.

They would also like to hear from you and what you think the priorities for land reform should be.

Scottish Land Commission - Meet and Greet

This is an opportunity to find out more about the new Scottish Land Commission, who they are and what they do.

They would also like to hear from you and what you think the priorities for land reform should be.

This event is free and tea and coffee will be provided.

For more information call 0300 244 4452 or email info@landcommission.gov.scot.

Royal Scottish Forestry Society: Lothian and Borders Field Day - Forest Management, Recreation and Competing Land Uses

RV 10:00 hrs Farm Dairy, TD13 5XF. OS: NT 763 722

Dunglass is a fascinating example of a modern day diversified estate business, mixing farming and commercial forestry with a popular wedding venue and holiday accommodation. The Estates boasts a picturesque designed landscape with extensive policy woodlands, complete with an ancient weighing tree, strawberry tree and a 15th Century Gothic chapel with Knights Templar Cross.

A new plan has launched setting out how all those with responsibility for the Cairngorms National Park will coordinate their work to tackle the most important issues over the next five years.

The Cairngorms National Park Partnership Plan (2017-2022) will deliver the following long-term outcomes for the National Park:

Scottish Rural Action Conference and AGM: Inclusive rural development post 2020: Towards a vision for rural Scotland

The Scottish Rural Action conference and AGM will be taking place on the 20th September from 9.30am – 5pm, with speed networking, volunteer training and the conference dinner taking place on the 19th September.

Agenda: Conference Agenda Draft

The conference and AGM is for members only, and there is an opportunity to shape the agenda to tackle the issues you want to talk about. The event is free, but donations are very welcome.

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