Rural services

Lanarkshire Community Led Local Development (CLLD) are taking a new approach to support rural communities by working in partnership with the Rebel Business School to support those looking to start a new business. 

In the words of Rebal Base School:

What is the Rebel Business School?

Lanarkshire - How to Start a Business For Free

Lanarkshire Community Led Local Development (CLLD) are taking a new approach to support rural communities by working in partnership with the Rebel Business School.

In there words below:

What is the Rebel Business School?

Welcome to Rebel Business School – where we do business education differently.

Rural Housing Scotland "Rural Futures, Rural Solutions" Conference 2024 – MacDonald Aviemore Resort

Rural Housing Scotland is a Scottish Charity which works to deliver sustainable rural development through community action and affordable housing development. They provide practical support and advice to guide communities who want to tackle their housing need. They also campaign for the government to deliver more affordable housing in rural Scotland and to recognise rural housing need. They provide expert knowledge, through decades of working with rural communities, to help shape policy and to amplify rural voices.

Legislation which would give councils the power to introduce a visitor levy to raise funding for local tourism facilities and services has passed its first vote in Parliament.

Farm Retail Masterclass - Scotland's Agritourism Monitor Farms Programme

Starting at Macbeth’s Butchers which is a family run business that provides high quality meat products throughout the UK.

In the main, the beef is provided from their own farm, Edinvale, in upland Moray where they rear traditional Scottish native breeds. These are reared in as an extensive, natural environment as possible being fed grass, home grown hay or silage and no growth promoters. Macbeth's also supply a full range of pork and lamb from local farms with a similar philosophy. Macbeth's venison and game is also sourced locally.

Launch event for new Moray resource for neurodivergent families

If you are a parent or carer of a young neurodivergent person, or are under 25 and neurodivergent, ICON Moray would like to invite you to explore their new web resource. You can do this anytime by visiting or join them in person at our launch event.

FAS Connect Conference

The inaugural FAS Conference will be held on 31st January at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. The conference will bring together members of the 45 FAS Connect groups from across Scotland. This event gives attendees the opportunity to take a step back from the day to day and look to the future. Panel sessions will form the basis of the day with a mixture of expert panellists and farmer speakers covering topics such as Global Outlook, Time and Technology and Carbon and Biodiversity.

Women in Agriculture Scotland Networking Lunch

Join Women in Agriculture Scotland for some delicious food, drinks and networking as well as a "fireside" chat with some key ladies in agricultural journalism.

Tackling Rural Crime Together

Tackling Rural Crime Together

10.00 Arrival with tea, coffee and pastries

10.30 Welcome by Angus PARC Chair

10.35 Workshops on:

Last year the Deputy First Minister (DFM) for Scotland committed to publishing a Rural Delivery Plan (RDP) by 2026, showing how all parts of the Scottish Government are delivering for rural Scotland.