Rural services

Biomass Connect Demo – SRUC Ayrshire – Biomass in a Northern Climate

The event will focus on showcasing a range of biomass crops and discussions on the agronomy, economics, and environmental impacts of different biomass crops. There will be a guided crop tour to view various biomass crops planted at the Biomass Connect Hub site, Auchincruive estate.

All are welcome – please register to book a place. 


09.30 Convene, tea & coffee

National Islands Plan Review – consultation events

Scotland’s first ever National Islands Plan was published in 2019 and it is now being reviewed. This review may lead to the publication of a new National Islands Plan.

The Scottish Government wants to hear from island communities and relevant sectors and partners to ensure this process is as thorough and effective as possible, providing us with vital feedback from those most impacted by the National Islands Plan.

Scotland’s first ever National Islands Plan (NIP) was published in 2019 and it is now going through its first review.

No Health Without Oral Health

The Remote and Rural Healthcare Educational Alliance (RRHEAL) is part of NHS Education for Scotland, supporting inclusive access and at distance educational engagement.  RRHEAL develops educational tools and links to material specifically relevant to teams supporting health and social care for remote, rural and island populations of Scotland but they can also be applicable to community

Scottish agricultural charity RSABI has announced the appointment of Pauline Macmillan as its new Head of Fundraising.

RSABI provides financial, practical, and emotional support to people involved in Scottish agriculture and, with its workload steadily increasing, the new role will be vital to help ensure RSABI has the income needed to meet expected demand in the coming years.

Community Partnership Conference 2023

The conference is a joint venture between Highland Hospice, Highland Third Sector Interface and Connecting Carers, supporting the delivery of health and social care across the Highland region.

The purpose of the Conference is to promote partnership working across all sectors and to ask the third sector to:

Ayrshire Rural and Islands Ambition is supporting community led initiatives across Ayrshire.

Climate 4 Change Conversation: open to all Online

Are you concerned about climate change but not sure how urgent it is and how you can make a difference? Join in for a friendly, facilitated discussion to explore these questions in a short one-off session.

As the Highland and Islands Climate Festival (1-30 September) gets into full swing the environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful has published a report highlighting the impact of the first year of the Highland Community Waste Partnership.