Rural services

Grazing Spring Grass for Productive Flocks

John Ritchie will be sharing how he has developed a productive forage based sheep system at Montalt Farm, Perthshire, with an effective well planned grazing system breaking reliance on purchased feeds.

Scottish Island Futures 2050 and Beyond Workshop

This streamed session will focus on island governance. What is the nature of the relationship between islands and their metropoles i.e. Edinburgh and London. Are there better models of governance? Is island autonomy a goal to be strived for?

From 3rd to 19th February, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust are asking landowners and Gamekeepers to count and record all species of birds seen on their ground.  This is a census to determine how well conservation schemes such as supplementary feeding or growing wild bird seed are doing, and which species are benefiting from them.

Countryside Visitors - Who Pays?

Rural tourism makes a massive contribution to Scotland’s economy, including generating £1.2 billion from walking tourism alone, as well as improving the country’s social capital in terms of health and wellbeing.

But many who live in rural communitie are not getting their fair share of the benefits.

Community Map Scotland

The Improvement Service, Scottish Rural Action and Geoxphere are hosting a free evening webinar for community councillors to learn more about Community Map Scotland. The webinar will take place online on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 15th February at 6pm.

Views are being sought on ground-breaking proposals to help grow local economies and ensure more money stays in the hands of communities.

The Scottish Government is consulting the public on plans for new Community Wealth Building legislation - the first of its kind in the world - as part of its wider strategy to transform Scotland’s economy.

The Big Place Conversation

Throughout 2023 Perth & Kinross Council's LDP Team will be asking you how your town, village, neighbourhood or rural community could be better in the future.

Farmstrong Scotland Tour - Stirling

Inspiring farmer Marc Gascogine will share his story of farming in New Zealand, opportunity, anxiety, depression, and the Farmstrong well-being steps that helped him overcome his challenges. You will also hear more about Farmstrong Scotland, and the other support available from RSABI.

Farmstrong Sotland Tour - Oban

Inspiring farmer Marc Gascogine will share his story of farming in New Zealand, opportunity, anxiety, depression, and the Farmstrong well-being steps that helped him overcome his challenges. You will also hear more about Farmstrong Scotland, and the other support available from RSABI.

Farmstrong Scotland Tour - Dingwall

Inspiring farmer Marc Gascogine will share his story of farming in New Zealand, opportunity, anxiety, depression, and the Farmstrong well-being steps that helped him overcome his challenges. You will also hear more about Farmstrong Scotland, and the other support available from RSABI.

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