Youth

A total of £60 million will be invested in a Youth Guarantee to give all young people access to work, training or education, Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop has confirmed.

Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) are holding a free virtual gathering for Young Crofters, on Tuesday 18th August, 5 years on from a successful residential event held at Glencanisp Lodge, Lochinver.

Four sessions will cover a range of topics and offer a variety of formats. Participants can join for the whole day or individual sessions.

Members of the Rural Youth Project community have rallied to have their voices heard on the climate crisis, partnering with YouthLink Scotland to co-host a webinar on 12 August at 11:00 am (BST).

The webinar, ‘How YOU(th) can be a leader for change’, will empower and encourage young people to find their voice, influence policy and give practical tips on how to create grassroots movements.

Funding announced for Virtual Nature School

Children and families are to benefit from expert guidance on learning and play in an outdoor environment during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

The latest episode of OnFARM, Scotland’s Rural Podcast, has been working in partnership with RHET (The Royal Highland Education Trust) to provide some rurally inspired home-schooling tips and advice for parents and teachers.

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.

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