Rural services

Five areas - in the Scottish Borders, Galloway, Lochaber, Loch Awe and Tay Forest - are in the running to be Scotland’s next National Park.

A  new scheme from the King’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer (KLTR) will empower communities across Scotland to take over ownerless land and buildings, providing community assets where they are most needed. 

Young people will have a key role in supporting sustainable populations in rural and island regions.  

Fire Safety in Woodlands

Fire Safety in Woodlands is becoming a greater concern each year as we face ongoing cold, dry springs and dry, hot summers. The risk of wildfire is ever increasing as is the risk of our woodlands catching fire.

Carsphairn Community Woodland Exchange Visit

Carsphairn Community Woodland took ownership of part of Muirdrochwood Forest in 2021 and has never looked back! CWA would like to invite its members to visit Carsphairn Community Woodland, in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway.

Six Inches of Soil - Taking on the industrial food system

The Food Life Community Supported Agriculture Project are showing the film Six Inches of Soil which is the powerful story of remarkable farmers, communities, small businesses, chefs and entrepreneurs who are leading the way to transform how our food is produced and consumed.

Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon has called for ‘meaningful engagement’ with the UK Government over issues impacting Scottish food and drink businesses.

Nominations are open for this years SCVO Scottish Charity Awards, which take place on Thursday 20th June at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow. 

Scottish Rural and Islands Transport Community (SRITC) has recently completed the 'Scottish Rural and Island Parliament - Transport Forum Report', which reflects on the insightful transport workshop organised by SRITC at the Scottish Rural & Islands Parliament in November 2023.