Rural services


NatureScot will hold the first Nature Restoration Jobs and Skills Conference on the 13th March, giving prime opportunity for delegates to hear from a range of speakers on Scotland’s ambition for nature restoration.

31st International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth

Think globally – Get together and act locally

Since 1962 the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has organised the "International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth".

Nature Restoration Jobs and Skills Online Conference

Join Nature Scot to learn more about Scotland’s ambition for nature restoration, the skills we need to meet that ambition and what the Scottish Government and its partners are doing to support the development of a skilled, inclusive workforce for nature restoration.

RSABI, the organisation which supports people in Scottish agriculture, is urging those involved in farming and crofting to make the most of the grants and support services available to them, as the cost-of-living crisis continues to put significant pressure on the sector.

Fine Tune Your Social Enterprise for Start Ups

Just Enterprise’s Fine Tune events offer an opportunity for early stage social enterprises to access expert business and technical support in one day. They are also a brilliant way to get inspired and connect with other social entrepreneurs.

This next Fine Tune session will have a fantastic line up of speakers and panellists ready to share their knowledge and experience with participants.

Managing community path projects

This is a full day (1000 – 1530) in person training course that will provide an overview of the key stages involved in the planning, development, and delivery of any community path project.

You will learn:

Celebrating Village Halls and Community Spaces

Scottish Rural Action are delighted to invite you to their 'Village Halls and Community Spaces' event followed by the AGM on February 16th 2023. This theme will be central to the next Scottish Rural & Islands Parliament happening in November 2023.

A derelict site once central to the Clyde’s shipbuilding industry will be transformed following a £2.4 million award from the low carbon Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme.

Additional funding has been secured to support work to integrate refugees across Scotland.

The £1.6 million in funding will focus on the development of a refreshed New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy, ensuring refugees and asylum seekers are supported to make their new communities their home.