Learning and skills

Seafood Scotland has launched an innovation programme to stimulate new seafood tourism initiatives.

The pilot will see the trade body work with organisations to explore and support business diversification and to establish new tourism opportunities for the Scottish seafood industry.

Practical Skills Solutions for a Changing Climate

An opportunity to showcase best practice, with a focus on sustainability from leading industry experts.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Scotland can access training up to the value of £5,000 provided by The Open University (OU) to support staff development. 

This fund was first announced by the Scottish Government as part of the 2020-21: Phase 2 of the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF), to help SMEs address key skills gaps and develop the skills your business needs.

The Practical Training Fund, which was launched earlier this year and is administered by Lantra Scotland, has already supported more than 400 women and girls to undertake courses to develop their skillset or change careers.

The practicalities of becoming a self-employed carer

Do you have the skills and experience to offer people quality care and support in rural Perth & Kinross? Are you looking for a change in career?

Join a free session on the practicalities of becoming a self employed carer or personal assistant. We'll have a couple of short story videos and a Q&A session with experienced people already working in the sector.

To get the Zoom link, email the Care and Wellbeing CIC

Connecting people and nature.

Led by NatureScot, the programme aims to give people the opportunity to help tackle the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss by creating and caring for their own forest in their own neighbourhood.

Creative Ambitions is a new online skills programme designed specifically for freelancers in the performing arts and live events sectors, with aims to upskill and retrain so that creatives can realise their full potential.

What’s THE most important thing for you and your business in 2022?

Do you find it a challenge to create the time and the space to do any proper business planning?


Women's Enterprise Network

Join in with the first Women's Enterprise meeting of 2022 for some informal networking, and hear from some inspiring female-led businesses. 

The GrowBiz Women's Enterprose Network events are designed to support women starting, running or growing a business in rural Scotland, or even for those who are just thinking about it. This is an informal and friendly community of women sharing insight and support.

Do you have a bold, innovative idea which could boost the economy? Are you ready to take the leap and become an entrepreneur? Could you benefit from training, mentorship, incubation space and opportunities for funding?