“Opportunities for Growth” - New Entrants to Farming Conference

This free event has been organised as part of the Scottish Governments New Entrants to farming programme.

This free event is aimed at Scotland’s farmers of the future and has been organised as part of the Scottish Government’s New Entrants to Farming Programme.

Industry experts and inspirational speakers will challenge and stimulate the audience to overcome barriers, embrace change and create successful farming businesses.

Over 100 people from across rural Perthshire braved the snow and ice to attend the launch of the Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER programme on 14 January. 

After a spot of networking at the various stands the meeting commenced with the Local Action Group Chair, with Jackie Brierton speaking passionately about the opportunities that the Local Development Strategy offers in terms of stronger networking, collaboration, a well connected sustainable local economy with communities coming together.

The Gathering 2016

The Gathering is Scotland’s largest event for charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations. It’s free and everyone’s welcome.

Organised every year by SCVO, it’s a place for people working in the third sector to network, showcase what they do and learn from each other. It’s also a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the third sector to come along and get involved. There’s a bustling exhibition and marketplace with over 100 exhibitors, and a packed programme featuring more than 60 workshops, seminars and training sessions.

Status of Young Women in Scotland: a presentation-consultation event in Highland

This event from YMCA Scotland - Young Women's Movement will be hosted by David Bryan, Hub Manager at Social Enterprise Manager, H&I and supported by Youth Highland.

They are interested in hearing your positive ideas for supporting the leadership of young women in Scotland in the drive for gender equality.

In their presentation-consultation session, they'd like to share findings of their recent research into the status of young women in Scotland, raise questions and hear your ideas about what they can do to strengthen gender equality over the next twenty years.

In the third of our event reports from the Scottish delegation to the European Rural Parliament, film maker and young crofter Robin Haig shares her experience.

More than 100 young farmers gathered in Dundee recently for the second Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs' Agri and Rural Affairs Conference.

Members from across the country took part in the 'Cultivating Futures' event which explored the theme of opportunties for young people.

Scottish Rural Action have announced that the first Scottish Rural Summit will take place on 24 November in East Lothian.

This event will bring together invited representatives from the public sector, rural communities and others to look at opportunities for rural Scotland to be empowered, connected and sustainable.