Learning and skills

Listen to the latest episode of On Farm podcast where Mairi Gougeon talks with the representatives from the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs about some important issues affecting rural communities.

Engaging the public on climate change

Do you want to gain skills and knowledge on communicating Climate Change? Do you want to reach new audiences?

Join this open workshop with George Marshall, founder of Climate Outreach, Europe’s leading specialist in public engagement on climate change and an advisor to the World Bank, UNFCCC who has designed climate communications strategies for Wales, Canada, Colombia and India.

A fast-moving, interactive and fun workshop, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss ideas in small groups. Participants will:

This year 

Climate Festival: Greening your event

The March Climate Festival Forum is a chance to learn about greening your events.

A new partnership approach will be embedded across the education and skills system to ensure employers and government are working together to deliver training opportunities for the new green jobs of the future.

Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformation recognises the critical importance of providing the current and future workforce with lifetime access to learning new skills, upskilling and retraining as part of plans to unlock Scotland’s economic potential.

People who are part of, or wishing to enter a land or nature based industry, can apply for funding support to gain practical skills required to respond to the climate change challenge.

Supported by Scottish Government funding of up to £250,000 and administered by Lantra Scotland, the Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Practical Training Fund is open to applications from people aged 13 and over.

Communities Leading Collectively - Illuminating Leadership Festival

This event will focus on the theme of collective leadership from a community-led perspective. Based on research from a series of case studies with community-led organisations and a recent workshop with practitioners to better understand key themes , this session will delve into how collective leadership can be used within communities to inspire collaboration and creativity.

Scottish Community Pubs Network event

Funded by Scottish Government, Plunkett Foundation is delighted to invite you to this Scottish community pubs network event. Open to all community groups involved in a community owned pub project, whether early stage or if your pub is already open and trading.

Join your fellow community pub groups across Scotland to network, swap ideas and support each other. Bring your challenges and concerns so we can all find answers together. Plunkett Foundation staff will be on hand to help answer your questions, along with partner organisations.

Scottish Rural Network is providing funds to support the Scottish Community Pubs Partnership led by the Plunkett Foundation, which will allow more pubs to become community-owned in 2022.