Rural services

Are you interested in how local land is used? Would you like to engage in local land use discussions and pave the way for new ideas? 

Planning for an Ageing Population - East Lothian

This event will look to explore views and thoughts on how future models of care for older people might look and how your community will be involved in those models of support.

We are redesigning our current website and we need your help!

Take part in a 5-minute anonymous survey to help us understand how we can create a platform best suited to your needs. Your responses will play a significant role in how our website connects rural Scotland with information and opportunities.

Land Reform in a Net Zero Nation: online public meeting

Come along to the online public meeting to learn more about the Scottish Government's proposals for the Bill. Ms Mairi McAllan, the Minister for Environment and Land Reform, and Ms Slater, the Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, will be talking at the event along with Scottish Government officials.

All are welcome to ask questions, raise issues, and contribute to the discussion.

New funding is now available from the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES). The fund aims to support community organisations to reduce their building energy costs and carbon emissions.

The Let’s Do Net Zero Community Buildings Fund is open now and is planned to run until the end of March 2025, subject to funding availability.

Walking and Talking trees with Andrew Whiteford of Burnfoot Farm

Andrew Whiteford will introduce us to Burnfoot Farm, a 3500 acre hill beef and sheep farm. He will talk about his family’s new venture into woodland creation and forest infrastructure, through the Forestry Grant Schemes Sheep and Trees grant. We'll discuss the initial thought process, the decision to plant trees, objectives, challenges and benefits to the business etc. There will also be a speaker from Scottish Forestry there to discuss funding and steps to woodland creation.