Learning and skills

Community-accessible woodland
Name of organisation/business: 
The Ecology Centre
Rural and Island Communities Ideas into Action - £17,542

Rural child poverty webinar for community councillors

The Improvement Service is hosting a free webinar on rural child poverty for community councillors on Tuesday 20th June from 3pm to 4pm.

The combination of COVID 19 and the cost-of-living crisis has put enormous pressure on already stretched family budgets, not least in remote, rural and island authorities. This comes at a time when the Scottish Government has pledged to significantly reduce child poverty across Scotland by 2030. 

Riparian Planting: Why & How? With Richard Lockett, Knockbain Farm Dingwall

Join the Integrating Trees Network and Richard Lockett at the award winning Knockbain Farm to see and discuss the benefits of riparian woodlands. This visit will also be an opportunity to visit the nearby River Peffery Re-Meandering Project where riverside trees have recently been planted.

Scottish Agritourism Roadshow visits Aberdeenshire

This agritourism networking event is open to anyone with an interest in growing agritourism in Scotland including members of Scottish Agritourism.

You can attend any one of our events regardless of where you live in Scotland.

Scottish Agritourism Roadshow visits Perthshire

This family friendly event is hosted by Scottish Agritourism and is open to farmers, other business owners and anyone else who has an interest in agritourism and the opportunity that it presents for Perthshire.

SCCAN Storyteller Collective: Podcast Skillshare

Join SCCAN on Wednesday, 28 June, 7-8pm, for a chat and Q&A with a podcaster Kathi . She will share her experience of creating her travel podcast Wild for Scotland.

Many of Scotland’s most popular natural sites are receiving a staffing boost this summer, with Scottish Government funding of £900,000 to support better visitor management and help safeguard the environment for visitors and local communities.

The NatureScot Better Places funding will go directly to 24 countryside, coast and island projects across Scotland, enabling an additional 62 staff to be employed this summer across Scotland.

People in Stranraer are being invited to have their say on a £5m funding bid to kickstart a radical transformation of the town’s economy, community services and local infrastructure. A draft Place Plan for Stranraer has been published which will shape the development of Stranraer over the next 10 years, and it’s now out for formal consultation. 

The Northern Alliance is a Regional Improvement Collaborative between eight local authorities (Orkney, Western Isles, Highland, Moray, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City and Argyll & Bute and Shetland) working alongside Education Scotland’s Northern Team of Attainment Advisors and Curriculum Specialists.

The Natural & Cultural Heritage Fund (NCHF) has been hailed a success for supporting 13 major new projects showcasing the outstanding local scenery, wildlife, and culture of the Highlands & Islands.