Digital technologies for tourism

The workshop will cover a broad range of topics, from the latest social media platforms to the importance of good online design as well as the increasing availability of customer data.

Topics include:

Highland LEADER are encouraging potential applicants to come forward with their project ideas.

Funding of over £6.6 million is available for projects that will benefit communities through the area's LEADER programme, which covers the mainland Highlands, the Small Isles and Skye but excludes the city of Inverness and the Cairngorms National Park.

Dumfries and Galloway LEADER Local Action Group are delighted, in a backdrop of change, to have committed £867,041.10 to a mix of community, enterprise and farm diversification projects since March 2016.

Scottish Rural Action have launched their full Manifesto for Rural Scotland.

The manifesto was released in draft form in September 2016 and was officially launched at the Scottish Rural Action AGM in Perth on 9 December.

During the second Scottish Rural Parliament event held in Brechin, Angus in October, delegates had the chance to propose changes to the wording and additions to the content of the manifesto before it was agreed on by those in attendance at the event.

Amanda Burgauer, chair of Scottish Rural Action, said:

Six projects to benefit Orkney's communities and economy have secured support from the latest rounds of Orkney LEADER funding.

So far, the current Orkney LEADER programme has awarded grant funding of over £460,000 to eight community driven, innovative projects, with a total value of over £1 million of project investment.

The latest six projects to be awarded funding are:

Dumfries and Galloway Local Action Group had their latest meeting on 17 November 2016 and approved three projects, awarding £178,949.95 in total. 

The projects awarded funding were:

Kirkcudbright Galleries Project | Applicant: Dumfries and Galloway Council 

A small Scottish hostel has made it to the finals of a biennial European Commission Award designed to recognise businesses at the forefront of eco-innovation.

The European Business Award for the Environment supports the growing number of enterprises that put protecting the environment at the very heart of their work.

The Scottish Seabird Centre have announced that the architects who worked on their award-winning building in North Berwick will work on the National Marine Centre project.

Simpson & Brown Architects specialise in conservation projects, creative adaption of existing buildings and the design of environmentally-sound initiatives. The original Scottish Seabird Centre, opened in May 2000, has become a popular landmark building and has won several architectural and sustainability awards.

Would you consider recording a 60-90 seconds’ video saying why UK seas matter to you and to the economic sustainability of your town/community?

Scottish Pilgrimage Gathering 2016

Scottish Pilgrimage Gathering 2016 - 21st October 2016
"How to harness Christian Heritage for the 21st century" followed by the SPRF AGM - Comrie Croft, Comrie, Perthshire

Starts at 10:15am with a morning walk on a section of the Three Saints Way followed in the afternoon by presentations and an open discussion.
The AGM will commence at 4:15pm.

A full programme, supporting data and booking form is available on the SPRF website.

This event is open to both members and non member guests.