Sport and leisure

Communities across Scotland are being asked to consider whether their local area could be designated as the country’s newest national park.

Individuals, groups or organisations considering making a proposal can now register early interest. 

A new evaluation estimates that a Scottish Government-funded research programme has contributed £680 million to Scotland’s economy by helping to create jobs and further education qualifications, save carbon emissions and reduce the impacts of animal diseases.

Councils can now apply for their share of £4.5 million to support the provision of after school and holiday clubs for Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities.

The funding will help improve both indoor and outdoor spaces in the school estate, with schools also encouraged to consider wider community needs.

Paths For All have made going for a daily walk easy by sharing a whole month's worth of ideas to get outdoors and get moving this May.

Whether you're looking for some time to destress, a cheaper way to get from A to B, or a way to spend time with family and friends outdoors - a daily short walk could be just what you're looking for.

This month, Dumfries and Galloway will host the Scottish debut of the Extreme E race, an off-road racing series, founded by the  team behind Formula E, which showcases electric SUVs and futuristic technologies under extreme conditions. The event will taking place at the Glenmuckloch

Climate Action for All: First Steps and Strategies for a Diverse Community

Community Climate Action - first steps and building towards success. How can groups widen community engagement towards climate action, and encourage a more diverse audience?

Film Screening - The Oil Machine - Can We Break Our Addiction?

Oil has been an invisible machine at the core of our economy and society. It now faces an uncertain future as activists and investors demand change. Is this the end of oil?

THE OIL MACHINE explores the complexities of transitioning away from oil and gas as a society and considers how quickly we can do it.

Back to the Future: What Could or Should Rural be in 2098?

In 2023, the Scottish Consortium for Rural Research (SCRR) will reach its 75th birthday. 

Two years after the Agriculture Act came into being in May 1948, urging all farmers to “make two blades of grass grow where one grew before”, food security and sovereignty were foremost in minds and policies, and the SCRR was born. 

New guidance has been published that is designed to help make our outdoor places and spaces, routes and facilities more accessible, and outdoor experiences more inclusive, so they can be enjoyed by everyone. 

New Outdoor Accessibility Guidance was published this month and has been developed by Paths for All together with the Sensory Trust. 

In the spirit of the Scottish Government’s Arctic Connections policy framework, the fund will support projects that can raise awareness of Scottish-Arctic links and promote exchange of expertise around shared challenges and ambitions. The fund will support initiatives including (but not limited to) community projects, seminars and conferences, hackathons and workshops, and academic research.

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