Learning and skills

Funding of £15 million is being made available to respond to children and young people’s mental health issues, with a focus on those  brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The funding will be distributed to local authorities to support a local response for five to 24-year-olds, their families and carers.

Favourite walks, everyday views, pieces of history, and hazards are amongst the photos that residents are being encouraged to enter into a Photo Survey and Competition before 1 December.

Build your Team: Recruit, Refine and Retain

Effective and efficient recruitment, refining your team so that it is the best it can be and retaining the right people are all crucial parts of building a strong and successful team. In the first webinar of the ‘Managing People’ series, Gail Ellis of Greenburn will use her extensive experience in HR within the agri-food industry to lead an interactive discussion on how to recruit effectively, the importance of a contract and top tips on how to build a strong and successful team.

Festival UK* 2022 has announced that applications are open for a unique and pioneering £3 million funded research & development (R&D) opportunity.

Scottish Government funding for youth work is being increased by more than 30% to recognise the vital role the sector will play in making up any ground lost in learning during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Festival of Folklore returns this autumn with a brand new online format. Award-winning storytellers and Festival founders, Mostly Ghostly, are delighted to announce the second Festival of Folklore, a free online celebration, connecting with Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.

Integrating woodland on new entrant farms and crofts

This interactive lunchtime webinar will be hosted by Lynbreck Croft, who will share their experiences of woodland expansion and tree planting, navigating grant systems and providing practical advice.  You will also hear from Lyn White, Scottish Forestry who will outline the grants options available to support woodland expansion on new entrant farms and crofts.  Finally, the webinar will feature a virtual tour of the Glensaugh Farm Agrofores

Around 23,000 low income households without proper internet access will be helped to get online with the assistance of £15 million of Scottish Government funding.

Immediate investment in jobs and digital technology will provide the foundations for a strong economic recovery from coronavirus (COVID-19), Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop said.

The Scottish Government and Lantra Scotland are looking for tech companies to support their efforts to recover and rebuild the nation, by taking part in a CivTech Programme challenge.