Youth

West Lothian LEADER launch

West Lothian has been awarded £2.17 million for community led local development in rural West Lothian.

Administered under the Scottish Rural Development Programme Leader is a European grant scheme that supports innovative and original projects that are driven and run by local communities, businesses and organisations. It also focuses on co-operation between groups both local and national and even cross Europe.

Nineteen Scottish Young Farmers will be travelling to New Zealand later this year to learn more about the country's farming operations.

The visit will give the young farmers an opportunity to find out how New Zealand farms without subsidies and continues to record the youngest age of farmer.

The trip has been organised by the Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs (SAYFC) Agri and Rural Affairs Committee and will focus on the theme of succession.  

Agri & Rural Chair Sarah Allison said:

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced that more opportunities for the next generation of farmers are to be created using public land.

Mr Lochhead last year set up an expert group to maximise the use of publically owned land to help farmers of the future to start their careers.

A new Modern Apprenticeship in Rural Skills, developed by the sector skills council Lantra, is now available.

A Modern Apprentice (MA) is an employee who is paid a wage and learns from the skills and experience of people around them whilst gaining skills and working towards a nationally recognised Scottish Vocational Qualification.

A free trade stand at this year's Scottish Game Fair is the prize in a new competition for young entrepreneurs.

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Scottish Game Fair's Young Innovator competition is offering a free trade stand at the July event and other business opportunities to one innovative business.  

They are looking for products and services that benefit or support game conservation or management.

SRP Rural Manifesto Event- Lamancha

Take part in one of Scottish Rural Parliament and Southern Upland Partnership's Rural Manifesto 2016 events and fill in the blank pages together with all of rural Scotland!

The Manifesto will be a statement of our collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

The event will last two hours and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: email piptabor@sup.org.uk

SRP Rural Manifesto Event- New Cumnock

Take part in one of Scottish Rural Parliament and Southern Uplands Partnership's Rural Manifesto 2016 events and fill in the blank pages together with all of rural Scotland!

The Manifesto will be a statement of our collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

The event will last two hours and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Email piptabor@sup.org.uk

SRP Rural Manifesto Event- Moffat

Take part in one of Scottish Rural Parliament and Southern Uplands Partnership Rural Manifesto 2016 events and fill in the blank pages together with all of rural Scotland!

The Manifesto will be a statement of our collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

The event will last two hours and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Email piptabor@sup.org.uk

SRP Rural Manifesto Event- Gatehouse

Take part in one of Scottish Rural Parliament and Southern Uplands Partnership's Rural Manifesto 2016 events and fill in the blank pages together with all of rural Scotland!

The Manifesto will be a statement of our collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

All events will last two to two and a half hours.

Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Email piptabor@sup.org.uk

SRP Rural Manifesto Event- Clovenfords

Take part in one of Scottish Rural Parliament and Southern Uplands Partnership's Rural Manifesto 2016 events and fill in the blank pages together with all of rural Scotland!

The Manifesto will be a statement of our collective ambitions and the actions that are needed to ensure these ambitions are realised for all of our rural communities.

The event will last two hours and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Email piptabor@sup.org.uk

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