Learning and skills
The Skills Action Plan for Rural Scotland aims to address skill shortages, talent retention and attraction, and demographic challenges, through enhancing work-based learning and increasing access to education and skills provision.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing launched the Action Plan, which has been developed by Skills Development Scotland in collaboration with stakeholders. Its priority actions include:
Are you an ambitious farmer, rural business owner, manager or employee involved in running or managing a small to medium-sized business in Scotland? If so, the Rural Leadership Programme could be for you.
Scottish Land and Estates are now seeking nominations for the 2019 round of the Helping it Happen Awards.
Now into their third year, the awards are looking to build on past success and acknowledge the enormous contribution that rural businesses make to the Scottish economy.
Do you want to join people from across Europe on a course on social innovation in rural areas?
Applications are now being accepted to take part in a one-week Advanced Course on Social Innovation in Rural Areas in Zaragoza, Spain. All participants will be exempt from the payment of registration fees.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has announced funding for skills and economic development across the South of Scotland.
A former school building which is currently lying empty in Kirkcudbright will be transformed into a Dark Skies Visitor Centre and Planetarium, through the South of Scotland Economic Partnership. With investment of £300,000 from SOSEP the building will also include a childcare facility, a youth activity centre and commerical premises for business start-ups.