Edinburgh City Council

Scotland's Land & Economy

Join the Scottish Land Commission at their conference to look at the role of land reform in achieving Scotland's agenda for sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

Land ownership and use are central to increasing productivity, reducing inequalities, creating a fair and prosperous Scotland. The event will explore these themes through a number of key note speakers and panel discussions.

The conference will explore:

Scotland Food & Drink Conference and AGM

This year Scotland’s Food & Drink Annual Conference looks at how building strong, consistent brands can help companies thrive, build consumer confidence and help drive sustainable, responsible growth for Scotland’s food and drink industry.

Writer and broadcaster, Nicky Marr, will be the conference host.

Sharing their learnings and brand story are: 

Sally Preston
Founder of Kiddylicious

SLE Annual Spring Conference 2019 - Maximising the Margins

‘Maximising the margins’ – the theme of this year’s conference – will explore land use in our more challenging and fragile areas. The event will look in depth at how rural business can rise to the challenge of increasing social, economic and environmental benefits.

The conference will examine how to maximise:

11th OECD Rural Development Conference: Enhancing Rural Innovation

Please note: Registration is by invitation only

The 11th OECD Rural Development Conference will bring together leading policy makers and experts to exchange experiences and good practices on issues related to innovation, including the development of policy related to technological change, and making the most of opportunities for job creation, economic growth, and service delivery.

Making a Living from Local Food Across Scotland

Nourish Scotland is a non-governmental organisation working for a fairer, more sustainable food system.

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Launch Event: Phos4You

Are you interested in:

  • Phosphorus recovery?
  • Improving water quality?
  • Recycled products as fertiliser?

This event, part of the European Union Phos4You research project, seeks to engage with stakeholders at an early stage to inform and direct the work of the Scottish research team so they can address concerns and capitalise on opportunities.

Nature of Scotland Awards 2017

Recognising excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in Scottish nature conservation, join 300 members of the conservation community on Thursday 23November to celebrate nature’s heroes at a black-tie presentation dinner hosted by ecologist, natural history television presenter and writer Mike Dilger and BBC TV and radio presenter Euan McIlwraith.

A Culture Strategy for Scotland – Edinburgh’s Culture Conversation

The Scottish Government is developing a Culture Strategy for Scotland. They're holding events in different parts of the country to encourage anyone who has an interest in a strategy to engage with them and contribute to #scotlandscultureconversation. They want to hear your views and ideas about culture in Scotland, and the direction it should take, as well as the main challenges and issues you think the strategy should seek to address.

In Focus: Full Cost Recovery (Edinburgh)

Are you confused about Full Cost Recovery? Does this impact on how you budget for projects? This session looking at Full Cost Recovery (FCR) for grant-funded projects and organisations in the heritage sector is designed to help. The aim is to introduce the principles of FCR, how it can be applied fairly, simply and the associated challenges of implementing FCR in the real world.

The training session is aimed at organisations that have some experience of FCR and those that have none at all. This will allow sharing of experiences.

Business Solutions & Social Impact Reporting for Sports Organisations - Edinburgh

Business Solutions and Social Impact Reporting for Sports Organisations - a full day event with 2 workshops. Free to attend - choose one or come for the full day!

9.45am arrival for a 10am start

10am - 12.30pm - Part 1 - Business Solutions

Are you involved with running a sports organisation in Scotland and looking for ways to diversify your revenue streams, build more business-like solutions and potentially attract social investment to deliver your ambitions? Then this workshop is for you.