Rural services

A major new project will tackle pests in potatoes through the protection of clean land and the management of land already infested with pests.

The UK Parliament's Scottish Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry into airports in Scotland. 

The Committee calls for evidence to be submitted on the following issues: 

Following the ending of the approval to use Asulam for bracken control on 31 December 2012, temporary annual arrangements have been put in place to allow the use of Asulam to continue.

Achieving an active Scotland for all: ebikes, adapted cycles and bike shares

On Wednesday 25 August 2021, Energy Saving Trust is hosting an afternoon of virtual presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions that will explore how we can enable access to cycling for everyone in Scotland.

The new Child Disability Payment has opened for applications from people living in three pilot areas.

From 26th July 2021, families of children with a disability or long-term health condition living in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross and Western Isles council areas who need financial support should apply to the new system.

The UK government has launched a new £150 million Community Ownership Fund to help ensure that communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can support and continue benefiting from the local facilities, community assets and amenities most important to them.

RSABI, the charity supporting people in Scottish agriculture, is encouraging people to sign up for their virtual Great Glen Challenge event taking place on Friday 27 August. 

You have just over 2 weeks left to submit a nomination for Scottish Land & Estates Helping it Happen Awards 2021!

The Scotland-wide Helping It Happen Awards, which are once again sponsored by GLM, recognise the role of estates, farms and rural businesses who are helping rural Scotland thrive.

Integrating trees on your land - Mains of Auchriachan

New host farmers - the Duffus family - share their experiences of woodland creation.

Lantra is seeking volunteers to help to review National Occupational Standards (NOS).

National Occupational Standards help people to gain the right skills and knowledge to work in specific industries, so have to be reviewed regularly to make sure they stay relevant.