Rural services

People and businesses are being urged to use water carefully as dry weather conditions are expected to persist and water demand is rising.

Community-accessible woodland
Name of organisation/business: 
The Ecology Centre
Rural and Island Communities Ideas into Action - £17,542

Rural child poverty webinar for community councillors

The Improvement Service is hosting a free webinar on rural child poverty for community councillors on Tuesday 20th June from 3pm to 4pm.

The combination of COVID 19 and the cost-of-living crisis has put enormous pressure on already stretched family budgets, not least in remote, rural and island authorities. This comes at a time when the Scottish Government has pledged to significantly reduce child poverty across Scotland by 2030. 

There is still time to take part in the Scottish Government review of the National Outcomes, which closes on the 12 June 2023. The review is required within every five years, under the Community Empowerment Act (2015).

Scottish Agritourism Roadshow visits Perthshire

This family friendly event is hosted by Scottish Agritourism and is open to farmers, other business owners and anyone else who has an interest in agritourism and the opportunity that it presents for Perthshire.

SCCAN Storyteller Collective: Podcast Skillshare

Join SCCAN on Wednesday, 28 June, 7-8pm, for a chat and Q&A with a podcaster Kathi . She will share her experience of creating her travel podcast Wild for Scotland.

Many of Scotland’s most popular natural sites are receiving a staffing boost this summer, with Scottish Government funding of £900,000 to support better visitor management and help safeguard the environment for visitors and local communities.

The NatureScot Better Places funding will go directly to 24 countryside, coast and island projects across Scotland, enabling an additional 62 staff to be employed this summer across Scotland.

Improving the lives of people with dementia is at the heart of a new 10 year strategy.

The strategy, Everyone’s Story, outlines a vision for dementia policy over the next decade and identifies a number of priorities which would improve the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

A programme to reduce the carbon footprint of NHS Scotland and enable more environmentally sustainable care has been launched.

The National Green Theatres Programme, developed by clinicians, will cut the high emissions and waste typically generated in surgery while maintaining the highest levels of patient safety and quality of care.

The Natural & Cultural Heritage Fund (NCHF) has been hailed a success for supporting 13 major new projects showcasing the outstanding local scenery, wildlife, and culture of the Highlands & Islands.