The Practical Training Fund, which was launched earlier this year and is administered by Lantra Scotland, has already supported more than 400 women and girls to undertake courses to develop their skillset or change careers.
Connecting people and nature.
Led by NatureScot, the programme aims to give people the opportunity to help tackle the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss by creating and caring for their own forest in their own neighbourhood.
Projects awarded funding in most recent round of Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund.
The chosen projects have a specific focus on resource efficiency, cutting emissions, environmental performance and sustainability of agricultural holdings, and are supported by just over £170,000 of funding through the KTIF.
Allocation of next round of Croft House Grants for 2021/22.
The Croft House Grant scheme aims to retain and attract people to rural and remote communities with the latest round of funding awarding grants worth £265,922.
Farmers, crofters and land managers will be able to apply for support for conversion to and maintenance of organic land, alongside a suite of other measures aimed at promoting low carbon farming and protecting the environment.
Forestry and Land Scotland has launched a consultation on its draft Gaelic Language Plan 2022 – 2027.
Last week the Scottish Government announced details of its budget programme for 2022-23 which underlines their commitment to rural and island communities and businesses.
A major report has been commissioned to understand more about the nature and value of rural land sales in Scotland.
A move that will be crucial in considering the implications of new natural capital and carbon value in the land market.