Rural services

People are being asked for their views on how the planning system can support healthy, thriving and connected communities as part of a consultation launched by the Scottish Government.

New guidance has been published that is designed to help make our outdoor places and spaces, routes and facilities more accessible, and outdoor experiences more inclusive, so they can be enjoyed by everyone. 

New Outdoor Accessibility Guidance was published this month and has been developed by Paths for All together with the Sensory Trust. 

Last week, the Scottish Rural Network and Scottish Government Rural Communities policy team hosted a conference about the future priorities and potential for Community Led Local Development (CLLD) in Scotland.

The event, held at the Macdonald Resort in Aviemore on the 18 April, brought together a range of CLLD stakeholders from across Scotland including Local Action Group (LAG) representatives, operational delivery teams, government policy leads and community led organisations.

DEBATE NIGHT IS INVITING LOCALS TO JOIN THE STUDIO AUDIENCE!

Debate Night is the only television programme of its kind in Scotland. 

It gives you the opportunity to put your questions to the country’s decision-makers and public figures.

The case for reintroducing lynx to Scotland is being discussed in the Scottish Parliament for the first time, with a reception today (Tuesday 25 April) organised by rewilding charities and sponsored by Ariane Burgess MSP.

Community Climate Stories Workshop - Steps to creating a great blog post

Learn how to write great blogs in this Write Here, Write Now workshop from SCCAN Storyteller Collective!

Storytellers Collective: Writers Skill-share - Writing that creates a sense of place

A monthly skillshare for writers who create or are interested in creating stories with the themes of climate and environmental justice, building on SCCAN's Storytellers Collective.

Storytellers Collective: Writers Skillshare - How to bring your climate story to life

A monthly skillshare for writers who create or are interested in creating stories with the themes of climate and environmental justice, building on SCCAN's Storytellers Collective.

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands has announced the appointments of Emma Bucky, Jilly Duncan Grant and Carrie Ruxton as Members of the Quality Meat Scotland Board.

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