Sport and leisure

Stranraer Oyster Festival has revealed its full programme for 2023 alongside a pledge to ‘go greener’ and help safeguard the wild, native oyster bed that the festival celebrates.

Land Use and Agriculture Just Transition Community Workshop - Pitlochry

Please join us in a community workshop and help us shape and inform our approach to the Land Use and Agriculture Just Transition. This in-person event will be held on Thursday, 31st August at Atholl Centre, Atholl Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5BX. The workshop aims to bring together community members who are passionate about or involved in our Land and or Agriculture as we seek to draw upon your lived experiences and knowledge as Scotland looks to transition to a more sustainable and equitable future.

The Scottish Rural Network will be supporting Scottish Government Just Transition policy colleagues with a second round of Land Use and Agriculture Just Transition Community Workshops at the end of August.  

University of Glasgow’s SFC Upskilling Project facilitates three runs of skills-focussed, demand-led CPD courses annually, with the aim of supporting employees and employers across Scotland to upskill and reskill in response to present-day economic challenges. In particular, the project aims to address skills gaps, unemployment issues and other health and economic adversities following the COVID-19 pandemic and EU exit.

Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament

Scottish Rural Action are delighted to invite you to join them for this year’s Scottish Rural & Islands Parliament, a gathering that celebrates the diverse voices and unique challenges faced by rural and island communities.

Scottish Tourism Alliance AGM & Autumn Conference

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) AGM & Autumn Conference will bring together leading voices and experts from a broad range of sectors for a day packed with speaker presentations, panel sessions and plenty of opportunities to catch up with colleagues and create new connections.

A forest for the future, designed to help in the fight against climate change, a young farmer mixing trees and pigs, and a community woodland in a country park were all honoured at the Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards 2023.

The Community Led Local Development (CLLD) fund for rural Ayrshire and the islands has just launched for its second year. 

People and businesses are being urged to use water carefully as dry weather conditions are expected to persist and water demand is rising.

Community-accessible woodland
Name of organisation/business: 
The Ecology Centre
Funding: 
Rural and Island Communities Ideas into Action - £17,542

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