A pilot project on exchange programmes for young farmers across Europe has published its report.
The report from the 'Exchange programmes for young farmers' project highlights the needs of young farmers, provided an overview of exchange schemes for young farmers and a guide for successful exchange schemes.
NFU Scotland are inviting young farmers to a free event which will focus on the future of young farmers in Dumfries and Galloway.
The event at Laggan Outdoor, Gatehouse of Fleet on 18 May will centre on the question: If the average age of a farmer in Dumfries and Galloway was 35, would things be different?
Gary Mitchell, Regional Chairman for Dumfries and Galloway will chair the event, which will explore the future of the younger farmer and next generation in the region whilst sharing opinions, ideas and ambitions.
The Scottish Charity Awards finalists have been revealed and you can now vote for your favourite in the People's Choice Award.
Charities and volunteers from across the country have been shortlisted for the awards, which are organised by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO).
News from Ayrshire LEADER
The Ayrshire LEADER Local Action Group is supporting a range of Summer 2016 community events and gala days in 14 rural communities across South Ayrshire including Coylton, Dundonald, Annbank, Maybole, Girvan and Ballantrae.
A cooperation project idea for a pilot across Scotland to create a youth network.
The Dumfries & Galloway LEADER team recently hosted visitors from Finland for discussions on a potential project involving the two areas.
Three representatives from the South Savo region of Finland visited the region to discuss the potential for Dumfries & Galloway LEADER to participate in a transnational cooperation project.
The project would focus on getting young people involved in rural development and local decision making and how this can bring added value to the new LEADER 2014-2020 programme.
News from Scottish Borders LEADER
Scottish Borders LEADER is now ready to receive applications for LEADER programme funding.
Rather than having one big launch event, we are holding a series of targeted meetings directed at specific rural areas and sectors in the Scottish Borders.