Argyll & Bute Council

Navigating Community Ownership Event

Scottish Land and Estates is holding a practical information event for landowners on routes to community ownership, with Gillespie Macandrew LLP and Knight Frank.

The event includes expert advice on the various community right to buy mechanisms; and consider the opportunities and challenges in dealing with a request from a community for a negotiated sale.  There will be real life examples of community right to buy, including steps to take if you are considering bringing land to the market and plenty of opportunity to question and discuss. 

Democracy Matters - Oban evening

The Local Governance Review team are inviting you to have your say on the themes and issues that have arisen from Democracy Matters conversations that have been happening across the country.

Find out more about the Local Governance Review & Democracy Matters Conversations, meet the team and discuss your views and ideas about how we can bring decision making to a community level. This is a free informal workshop style event.

Join them in Oban for the latest in their programme of events across the country

Democracy Matters - Oban afternoon

The Local Governance Review team are inviting you to have your say on the themes and issues that have arisen from Democracy Matters conversations that have been happening across the country.

Find out more about the Local Governance Review & Democracy Matters Conversations, meet the team and discuss your views and ideas about how we can bring decision making to a community level. This is a free informal workshop style event.

Join them in Oban for the latest in their programme of events across the country

Cowal Highland gathering 2018

2018 will once again bring a huge range of family attractions to the Cowal Highland Gathering, already one of the most spectacular highland games in the world.

With its mix of highland dancing, pipe bands, wrestling, heavy athletics, solo piping, drum majors, ceilidh, children’s entertainment, fun run and local food, there’s something for everyone at the Cowal Highland Gathering.

Animal Husbandry

Animal Husbandry skills for farmers, crofters and smallholders

Scything 2 day course

Tutor Steve explains the format of the day....

"The scythe is a very safe tool and I will cover safe use as well as the use of the scythe for small-scale farming, it's recent increase in popularity and hand haymaking.

Day 1 A short introduction and demonstration of peening (reshaping the edge
by hammering it) and then a chance for students to get stuck in

Day 2 Students build on their skills and get the chance to do some peening which greatly adds to their confidence."

Croft Woodland

The Woodland Trust has part funded these courses which are aimed at agricultural producers who are looking to establish small woodlands, new shelterbelts and hedges. Course will impart practical skills as well as info on relevant granting schemes.

Access to Crofting Toolkit - Argyll

This entry level course is aimed at new entrants, young crofters and aspiring crofters. 5 expert tutors will cover modules that will help participants make a start in crofting, or to add to their current knowledge.

Skipness Smokehouse
Name of organisation/business: 
Skipness Smokehouse
Funding: 
£125,798 SRDP funding

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