Aberdeenshire Council

Scottish Rural & Islands Housing Conference 2018

This year’s RIHAF Conference will be in Aberdeenshire and is a must attend for rural housing association leaders and board members, as well as anyone with an interest in rural housing issues, including staff and committee members from housing providers. Hosted by Osprey Housing, Grampian Housing Association and Castlehill Housing Association, they will be discussing the key role of rural housing associations in sustaining communities, providing care and support for residents and employment opportunities for young people.

Basic Seed Production Training Day

A Basic Seed Production Training Day at Newton Dee Camphill Village near Aberdeen. The training will be delivered by Neil Munro, former head of the Heritage Seed Library and manager of the Seed Sovereignty Programme, and Maria Scholten. The training will include some basics of seed production including;

Basic seed saving: biology of seed plants
Basic genetics and number of seed plants
Isolation distances and techniques
Crop Specific roguing and selecting
Drying and Storage

Banchory Beer Festival 2018

The festival runs for 3 days at Deeside Rugby Club pitches, promising a weekend of beer, cider, gin, prosecco, Banchory’ s local rum, street food and live music. There are several bands already lined up, including The Mad Ferret Band and Sea Bass Kids, with more to be announced.

Small town art biennial

We are looking for international platforms to exchange artists through biennial style events.

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Field Lab: Good Green Manures

Green manures should be good for your crops and your soil. But do they make enough of a difference to justify their cost?  And which ones work best?

This field lab is comparing different green manure mixes, looking at their benefits on the soil, and importantly on the yield of the following crop.

Rural Leadership Programme information evening

People from across the country can now apply to take part in Scottish Enterprise's Rural Leadership Programme.

This unique and popular programme - which is delivered on behalf of Scottish Enterprise by SAC Consulting - is aimed at business managers and employees from rural businesses who have a desire to develop their leadership skills and grow their business.

Project to establish the production of brochures on themed tours

An organisation is sought to lead an initiative, ideally one easily recognised by residents and also workers across sectors in Scotland north of Perth.

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Innovative use of emerging technologies to improve pig production efficiency
Name of organisation/business: 
Wholesome Pigs (Scotland) Ltd
Funding: 
Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Scheme: £390,696

Rural Leadership programme - information evening

The 2017-18 Rural Leadership programme is now open for applications.

The programme is aimed at business managers and employees from rural businesses who want to develop their leadership skills and grow their business. It is delivered on behalf of Scottish Enterprise by SAC Consulting.

SAC Consulting are looking to recruit 45 applicants for 13 days of activities between late October 2017 and March 2018.

Upgrading equipment at Aberdeen & Northern Eggs
Name of organisation/business: 
Aberdeen & Northern Eggs trading as Farmlay Eggs
Funding: 
Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation scheme: £286,828

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