Rural services

Are you a farmer or crofter considering diversification but not sure where to start? Are you in the tourism, hospitality or the food and drink business and keen to benefit from the growth of agritourism in Scotland? Or just curious to find out more?

The second year of Aberdeenshire Council’s Coastal Communities Challenge Fund (CCCF) programme has been launched.  
 

RSABI has announced the prize winners for their Virtual Great Glen Challenge event.

People across the country walked, cycled, ran and kayaked on Friday 27 August raising over £22,000 to help RSABI provide vital emotional, practical and financial support to people in Scottish agriculture.

Through the £2 million Island Communities Fund, 29 successful community groups and businesses across 23 islands have been awarded grants of up to £150,000 each.

Young Person's Guarantee Employer Webinar - Tourism and Hospitality

The ambition of the Young Person’s Guarantee is that within two years every young person in Scotland aged 16-24 will have the opportunity of a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training programme or volunteering.

Freelance creative artists and musicians who have lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit will tutor primary school children across Scotland’s island communities.

Up to 50 tutors will work with primary schools to lead cultural workshops on Scotland’s indigenous languages and dialects, music, drama, dance and visual art.

Connecting Scotland is a Scottish Government programme set up to tackle digital exclusion during the coronavirus crisis.  

Phase three is now underway and aims to remove barriers related to digital exclusion for unemployed young people and adults (aged 16+). 

Not-for-profit community groups in rural areas can now apply for funding of up to £50,000, to trial new and innovative ways to address local challenges and benefit from local opportunities.

Trees to Improve Your Farm Business

In this face-to-face, walk and talk event Iain and Marion McDonald of Ardoch and Threepland farms will be joined by Virginia Harden Scott, Woodland Creation Officer for Scottish Forestry and Dr Vicky West, UK Woodland Carbon Code Manager, Scottish Forestry, to talk about:

Leading Scotland safely out of the pandemic, urgently confronting climate change, driving a green, fair economic recovery, and boosting opportunities for children and young people are among the core priorities in this year’s Programme for Government (PfG), published today.

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