Rural services

AgriScot Scottish Arable Farm of the Year Award applications are now open, with a deadline for submission of 20th June 2022.

Applications are now invited for a fund to support Scottish food and drink suppliers and producers to invest in future growth as part of the Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation Grant Scheme (FPMC).

The Scottish NEFERTITI Hub is organising a free on-farm demonstration titled ‘What do we mean by Climate Positive Farming?’ at Glensaugh Farm, near Fettercairn on Tuesday 17th May 2022, 12pm-4:30pm.

A new service is to be established to offer vital advice and urgent practical support to Ukrainian seasonal horticultural workers in Scotland.

Ukrainian workers play a key role in soft fruit and vegetable production in Scotland, but due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia they are facing a range of concerns about their work, their homes, and their futures.

Farmers, crofters and agricultural contractors will be able to apply for Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme from 26th April, which will offer funding for equipment with a recognised evidence base to protect the water environment and reduce the agricultural impact on climate change and air qu

RSABI marks its 125th anniversary of providing outstanding emotional, practical and financial support to farming and crofting communities.

Listen to the latest episode of On Farm podcast where Mairi Gougeon talks with the representatives from the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs about some important issues affecting rural communities.

Regional Food Fund offers grants of up to £5,000 to support projects and initiatives that promote the development of food and drink across Scotland.

The Scottish Government are looking for parents, carers and childcare providers to take part in the survey to help identify and investigate childcare issues in rural areas.

Scottish Government is committed to enabling every child in Scotland to reach their full potential. To achieve this, it is key to understand the differing childcare needs and the challenges to providing this care in rural and island areas of Scotland. 

The Scottish Government published the Agricultural Wages in Scotland guide for workers and employers which details the minimum hourly rates of pay and other terms and conditions for agricultural workers in Scotland.