Learning and skills

Freelance creative artists and musicians who have lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit will tutor primary school children across Scotland’s island communities.

Up to 50 tutors will work with primary schools to lead cultural workshops on Scotland’s indigenous languages and dialects, music, drama, dance and visual art.

Connecting Scotland is a Scottish Government programme set up to tackle digital exclusion during the coronavirus crisis.  

Phase three is now underway and aims to remove barriers related to digital exclusion for unemployed young people and adults (aged 16+). 

First grants awarded from new £50 million fund.

More than £5 million from the new low carbon Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme, which aims to drive regeneration, enhance the environment and tackle climate change, will be shared among 10 schemes.

A project to manage hectares of land in and around St Andrews more sustainably will be led by the University of St Andrews to create rich, attractive places for people and wildlife to thrive.

Trees to Improve Your Farm Business

In this face-to-face, walk and talk event Iain and Marion McDonald of Ardoch and Threepland farms will be joined by Virginia Harden Scott, Woodland Creation Officer for Scottish Forestry and Dr Vicky West, UK Woodland Carbon Code Manager, Scottish Forestry, to talk about:

Leading Scotland safely out of the pandemic, urgently confronting climate change, driving a green, fair economic recovery, and boosting opportunities for children and young people are among the core priorities in this year’s Programme for Government (PfG), published today.

Stirling Rural Business Forum

 Are you based in rural Stirling? Do you have a business issue you need help with? Get the answer and find out what support is available.

Applications are now open for the Be Your Best Self personal development programme for women in agriculture. 

  • Are you a woman living or working in Scottish agriculture?

  • Do you feel like you need to re-focus on your life goals?

The Future of Rural Social Enterprises in Europe

Join in a round table discusson on the future of rural Social Enterprises in Europe.

The event will include a short introduction to the ViSEnet project and features guest speakers from across academia and policy-making in Ireland, Scotland, and Estonia. Discussions will cover themes including:   

Work to provide every school pupil in Scotland with a laptop or tablet has started.

Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville has confirmed discussions with local government are underway to deliver the ambitious commitment, which will benefit 700,000 children.

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