Rural services

In Rural Jobs Round Up, you can find out about some current vacancies in rural and island Scotland and jobs in rural development. Any enquiries about a post should be directed to the respective organisation. 

Moor House - the home of Upland Research - Heather Trust Update Day 2024

Welcome to The Heather Trust's Annual Update Day; this year at Moor House, in the Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve.

The event features an in-depth site visit at Moor House, as well as presentations from Rob Marrs, Andreas Heinemeyer, Martin Furness, Katrina Candy, David Jarrett, Dave Baines and other knowledgable experts.

Bracken Management - so what now?

Katrina Candy, Director of The Heather Trust, and Simon Thorp, Bracken Control Group Chair and bracken expert, present an online Q&A session to discuss the current state of play with bracken and its control across the UK. Free to attend!

DPEA: Planning appeals training for communities

The Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) is part of the Scottish Government, dealing with planning appeals and a range of other casework including wind farm proposals and electricity grid infrastructure. 

Join this virtual event to hear more about DPEA’s role, the way it works and how communities can get involved in this part of the planning process. The event is open to all Community Councils and community groups who have an interest or a statutory role in the planning system. 

Nine new projects which will improve timber transport in Scotland are to be funded by Scottish Forestry.

£800,000 has been allocated to the projects which include upgrades to existing fragile rural roads, creating passing places or building short routes to take timber traffic away from people’s homes.

A fund to help community groups across Scotland set up renewable energy generation projects has opened for applications.

The £1.5 million Community Energy Generation Growth Fund will support local communities installing wind turbines and solar panels or developing other types of renewable energy generation, such as hydro, to meet local needs. 

A case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed today (10 May 2024) on a farm in Ayrshire.

Precautionary movement restrictions have been put in place at impacted premises and cover animals which have been in contact with the case. Further investigations to identify the origin of the disease are ongoing. This is standard procedure for a confirmed case of classical BSE.

In Rural Jobs Round Up, you can find out about some current vacancies in rural and island Scotland and jobs in rural development. Any enquiries about a post should be directed to the respective organisation. 

Trail Development Manager - Association of Northern Trails Scotland

Carbon Stacking: What you need to know

There are lots of reasons for farmers to be interested in carbon markets, especially given the changing agricultural policy and push towards net zero as well as other potential benefits.

In this webinar will map out and connect the financial incentives being offered to farmers for adopting sustainable practices.  

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