Learning and skills

Mentoring for rural businesses

The GrowBiz Mentor Programme trains and matches mentors and mentees from the Scottish rural business and self-employed community.

This event is an induction session for those who would like to have a mentor.

Business mentoring is a great resource that allows you to:

raise business horizons,
explore new possibilities,
create focused strategies, and
develop self-awareness and confidence.

The Connecting Scotland Programme  is now inviting ‘fast track’ applications from organisations working with people at risk of social isolation and loneliness, who can deliver devices in November and December.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 12th November.

Biodiversity and alternative food products

Increasing biodiversity of both the farm environment and what it produces, is seen as one of the ways in which farming businesses can remain sustainable in the future.

We’ll watch video footage from some Scottish businesses that are farming in a way that has increased biodiversity on their farm. These business owners will also join us as part of our panel.

Growing your rural business

Being your own boss can be a challenge at any time, however if you are setting up a business or are in business in a rural area then this brings with it a range of additional factors to consider. 

Join in the webinar with Business Gateway to look at:

Opportunities to meet world leaders and climate activists.

A further £35,000 funding from the Scottish Government will increase the reach of initiatives from ReNew the World who organise events to meet world leaders and climate activists.

HIE’s Innovate Your Business service aims to help SMEs in the Highlands and Islands make changes to improve their business.

New Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund launched.

The £15 million Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund aims to support adult community-based initiatives across Scotland.

Through the £2 million Island Communities Fund, 29 successful community groups and businesses across 23 islands have been awarded grants of up to £150,000 each.

Young Person's Guarantee Employer Webinar - Tourism and Hospitality

The ambition of the Young Person’s Guarantee is that within two years every young person in Scotland aged 16-24 will have the opportunity of a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training programme or volunteering.

Galloway Glens' Autumn/Winter Programme

Coinciding with November’s COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow

These events try to get under the skin of some of our beloved species and habitats, promising to be both entertaining but also poignant, exploring the challenges and opportunities offered by our changing climate.

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