In the latest episode from the award-winning Rural Youth Podcast, interviewer Alana Black speaks to Tweeddale Youth Action Manager and occasional Head Chef of Food Punks Dave Hodson about the social enterprise and the importance of young people connecting in the kitchen.

Child Safety Webinar

The most important thing we can do during the COVID-19 pandemic is stay at home. However, this is the place where young children especially may be susceptible to being involved in an accident. Accidents can be prevented with a little planning and forethought. If you are a parent or carer of young children you can sign up to hear from RoSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) about the most common types of accidents and how they can be prevented.

This free webinar will take place on Wednesday 20th May at 2pm.

The Rural Youth Project is surveying young rural people to gain insight of the ongoing Covid-19 situation and how they can be better supported during this time through a recently launched survey.

Spanning topics from social isolation to the effect on farming enterprises, the Rural Youth Project has launched a new video diary series – “Country Covid-eos” – to connect rural young people during quarantine.

The Dornoch Area Community Interest Company (DACIC) has become the new owner of the former Dornoch Police Station following a successful Asset Transfer Request from Police Scotland.

The transfer which included a 5% discount from market valuation in acknowledgement of the significant community benefit that will ensue from the community ownership of the building. The acquisition was funded by the Scottish Land Fund.

Rural young people with a new business or social enterprise idea, or working on an established project, that will benefit themselves and their local community will have access to a series of workshops held across Scotland in April and May, launched today by the Rural Youth Project.

The Scottish Land Commission are asking young people to tell them what they hope for the future of Scotland’s land.

Working with ice cream architecture, they’re holding workshops at high schools and youth councils across Scotland to find out what our young people want to see Scotland look like in the years ahead.

Two young people who took part in the 2019 Rural Youth Project Ideas Festival in Lanarkshire were inspired by the event to host a Rural Youth Leadership Forum in Brussels.

Having met at the Rural Youth Project's festival, Russ Carrington and Ffion Storer Jones coordinated an event in Brussels on 29 January to provide a platform for individuals and organisations to discuss rural youth leadership across Europe. 

Bidding is open for some fantastic prizes in the Royal Highland Educational Trust's silent auction.

The rural education charity Royal Highland Educational Trust (RHET) are holding a gala dinner on 21 February, now sold out, to celebrate their 21st birthday. If you missed out on dinner tickets you can still bid in their silent online auction, which will be open until 4pm on 21 February 2020.

The Tesco Bags of Help Fund is now open for applications.

Community groups, schools, charities, local authorities and not for profits can all apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that bring benefits to communities. This includes: