Rural services

Scottish Rural & Islands Transport Community Gathering

The 2021 Gathering will bring together bring together members of the rural and islands transport community from across the world.

Keeping to the spirit of the SRITC, the Gathering will be engaging, informative, interactive, and most importantly fun.

Tens of thousands of rural and island homes and businesses in Scotland are set to access the UK’s fastest and most reliable broadband.

Scottish Government investment of £384 million through the Reaching 100% programme (R100) will see building of full fibre connections begin in September 2021 around Oban, Argyll and Bute, and Portlethen and Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire.

Applications are now open for the Be Your Best Self personal development programme for women in agriculture. 

  • Are you a woman living or working in Scottish agriculture?

  • Do you feel like you need to re-focus on your life goals?

Find out about some of the latest rural job vacancies.

 Angus Council - Service Leader, Vibrant Communities

A brand new exciting opportunity has opened up at Angus Council heading up a newly formed team of Vibrant Communities.

Kate Forbes, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy issues an update on Covid baseline measures for business.

The next steps in reforming the agriculture sector in Scotland and supporting farmers and crofters to cut emissions and produce sustainable, high quality food have been set out by Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon. 

The Future of Rural Social Enterprises in Europe

Join in a round table discusson on the future of rural Social Enterprises in Europe.

The event will include a short introduction to the ViSEnet project and features guest speakers from across academia and policy-making in Ireland, Scotland, and Estonia. Discussions will cover themes including:   

The CropTec Show

Meet with the arable industry in person at The CropTec Show, the leading arable event for knowledge exchange, on 24th & 25th November to connect, learn and find the latest products and services for your arable business.

RSABI’s 2020 #KeepTalking campaign has been shortlisted for Campaign of the Year in the Scottish Charity Awards and is also in the running for the People’s Choice Award, which is voted on by the public.

Run annually by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Scottish Charity Awards celebrate the best of Scotland’s voluntary sector.

A consultation has been launched to seek the public’s views ahead of the creation of a National Care Service, which will ensure everyone who needs it can expect the same standards of care, wherever they live in Scotland.

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