Rural services

Specialist advice on animal welfare can help keep your livestock in good health and make your farm practices work for you.

Better Policies for Women in Food Systems

Fostering gender inclusion can have positive impacts on the food systems' triple challenge of ensuring food security and nutrition for a growing population, supporting the livelihoods of millions of people working in the food supply chain, and doing so in an environmentally sustainable way. Yet these positive synergies are often invisible as sex-disaggregated information is not collected.

Scotland’s NHS has become the first national health service in the United Kingdom to stop using an anaesthetic which has a high global warming potential.

Desflurane, used as an anaesthetic during surgery, has a global warming potential 2,500 times greater than carbon dioxide.

The Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community (SRITC) are seeking to build a community that works together to address the many transport challenges facing rural and islands communities.

14 projects across the UK have been awarded £250,000 by The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) through their “Supporting Rural Communities” grants programme, supporting over 17,000 people in the British countryside.

SCCAN Annual Gathering 'Re-imagining the future' - Edinburgh

Are you ready to join forces with like-minded individuals and organisations working towards a sustainable future?

Come to the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) Annual Gathering 'Re-imagining the Future' in Edinburgh!

The Scottish Government are seeking views on a proposed target relating to the combined supply of thermal energy through heat networks in Scotland in 2035. 

Scotland’s public sector is leading the way in using the purchase of goods and services to help people and communities.

A status review of the Scottish Governments Blue Economy Vision has just been published. The document considers how progress can be tracked, determines if significant and lasting change is occurring, and whether the Blue Economy approach is working.

The Rural Exchange provides an exciting new platform for people living and working across Scotland’s rural and island communities to have their voices heard in both research and policy-making.

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