Rural services

Could 20-minute neighbourhoods, where people can meet their daily needs within a short walk from their home, be the answer to Scotland’s net zero ambitions? Locals living in villages east of Loch Lomond are about to find out.

Scottish Futures Trust has published their new ‘Place Guide’

Living well locally is a key ambition of the Programme for Government.  Building the conditions to live well locally is about taking a place-based approach to needs, services and investment opportunities.

The Perth and Kinross Visitor Management Group is currently working on a Tourism Infrastructure Development Plan for 2022 – 2025 and are seeking the views of residents in the Perth and Kinross area.

The Coronavirus pandemic led to a vast increase in the number of visitors to Perth and Kinross throughout 2020-21 and the Group want to understand how the rise in staycations has affected residents and their communities so that they can continue to support them effectively.

Scotland's Census 2022 - Awareness Session (Gaelic & Scots language Speakers)

In advance of Scotland’s next census in March 2022, the team behind the census is holding a number of online information sessions.

Scotland’s Census is the official count of every person and household in the country. It usually takes place every 10 years, with the 2021 census moved to 2022 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Investing in Communities Fund Webinar

The ICF is a streamlined communities fund that is delivered as part of the Empowering Communities Programme.

Improved controls on the storage and application of slurry and digestate.

Amendments have been made to the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011. These include improving controls on the storage of slurry and digestate to reduce leakage, and more targeted spreading to maximise the nutrient benefit and reduce emissions.

Looking for a new job? Check out some of the latest vacancies from across rural Scotland.


The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) - Board Members 

Over 20 villages and towns across the region will be visited by South of Scotland Enterprise as part of their first ever engagement tour this winter.

‘Your South of Scotland’ is open to everyone in the region to meet SOSE’s Chair, Professor Russel Griggs OBE, and Chief Executive Jane Morrison-Ross at one of 24 dates between November 2021 and March 2022.

Fundraising Post-COVID

Effective Community Led Climate Action needs properly resourced - people, premises and outreach events.

From small-scale Community Fundraising to sharing your ideas and suggestions, join in a on learning and development oppertunity in how we can tackle climate change together.


Measures to limit spread of the disease.

Following confirmation of avian influenza (H5N1) among a flock of kept birds in the Angus constituency, laboratory results have identified the strain as highly pathogenic in poultry.