World wetlands day on 2nd February.
Wetlands are areas which are either permanently or seasonally flooded, they can be coastal, inland, or manmade and support many different species all around the world. This can include ponds, lagoons, mangroves, salt pans, lakes, rivers and also peatlands.
The grant is funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland and supports community groups to improve their local, traffic-free section of the National Cycle Network by providing equipment and training.
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are leading the development and establishment of the National Centre for Remote and Rural Health and Social Care on behalf of the Scottish Government with a proposed launch date of spring 2023 (read more about the National Centre here).
Pragmatic approach to support hosts during cost of living crisis.
Recognising the pressures short-term lets hosts face at this time, legislation has been laid to extend the deadline for applying for a licence by six months to 1 October 2023.
An agreement to invest £100 million in the future economic prosperity of Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides was signed today (20th January) in Orkney by UK and Scottish Government Ministers and the Council Leaders of the three island groups.
A total of 680 rural businesses with projects that protect the environment and mitigate the impacts of climate change will share more than £14 million this year from the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS).