Sport and leisure

This week the 'National Islands Plan: implementation route map 2022' was published. It details how the Scottish Government will deliver their priorities over the lifetime of the National Islands Plan.

Views on proposed river grading for the 2023 salmon fishing season are being sought by The Scottish Government. They are also seeking views on achieving higher catch and release and associated post-catch survival rates.

Each year an assessment of the conservation status of salmon in inland waters in Scotland is carried out and each river or assessment group is assigned a grading depending on the outcome of that assessment.  

The importance of water safety awareness was marked by Community Safety Minister Ash Regan on World Drowning Prevention Day last week.

RSABI is set to launch a special initiative during the summer in the run up to the Great Glen Challenge to celebrate their 125th anniversary this year.

The agricultural charity will be inviting people in the Scottish agricultural community to get behind its #Challenge125 initiative which will get underway on 23rd June on the opening morning of the Royal Highland Show and finish on 26th August when the Great Glen Challenge is held.

With the spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, we now have more opportunities to enjoy Scotland's great outdoors - it's a good time to remind ourselves about our rights and responsibilities outlined in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Aldi Scottish Sport Fund applications are now open for Central Scotland and Fife.

The popular Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund has received additional funding to support organisations and groups working with communities. You can still apply on Museums Gelleries Scotland website before the deadline on 18th March.

Scotland's Census is now live and you should complete it by 20th March - you can easily do it online on the Scotland's Census website.

It is important that you contribute to the Census as the information you provide will be vital to help the Scottish Government make important decisions that affect people’s lives and their communities. 

EventScotland offers awards of between £2,000 - £4,000 for eligible event organisers of community focused events within Scotland with overall delivery budgets between £8,000 to £20,000 and attracting a minimum of 500 in-person attendees.