Rural services

More than 500 additional mental health workers have been recruited over the past three years in a drive to expand the workforce and improve access to treatment.

RSABI is among eight charities to receive a welcome funding boost from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust.

The Charitable Trust has recently donated £80,000 to RSABI, the charity providing emotional, practical and financial support to people in the Scottish agricultural industry.

Work to lay new subsea cables to supply superfast broadband to 15 of Scotland’s most remote communities will begin this Spring.

Part of the Scottish Government’s £600 million Reaching 100% programme (R100), the £384 million North Lot contract will improve connectivity to:

Find out about some current rural development jobs and vacancies in rural areas.

Senior National Development Officer - Scottish Community Safety Network 

Scene & Herd created the OnFARM podcast because they wanted to share a positive and accurate picture of rural life in Scotland. Over the last year, they have told numerous stories about how businesses have thrived, how individuals have triumphed over adversity, how rural Scotland showcases both talent and tenacity and how science and farming are working together to solve serious challenges.

Significant new investment to drive economic recovery, bolster public services and support families underpins the Scottish Government’s spending and taxation plans for the coming year.

Presenting the Scottish Budget 2021-22, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes today announced support for jobs and skills totalling around £1.1 billion.

 More than £25 million is going to disadvantaged and remote communities around Scotland to support regeneration and employment projects.

The money from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) will go to 26 projects to tackle inequalities and deliver inclusive growth.  

SAOS Conference 2021 "SAOS's A-Z for a Bright Future"

SAOS are embracing embracing technology and running their 2021 Conference event online, which gives a great opportunity to reach out to more of you than ever, and share their work and ideas. If you’ve not made it along in person to their conference before, now is the perfect time, there's no travel required and your ticket is free!

Women living in rural communities and women in agriculture will benefit from two new schemes designed to address inequality and provide more opportunities.

Links between north and south communities on the Isle of Kerrera, near Oban, will be strengthened with the upgrade of a connecting track which will make it easier to travel across the island.

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