Highland Council

Dornoch Whisky Festival

Dornoch Whisky Festival is now in its third year and we are looking forward to a hosting a huge range of events throughout the weekend; some are back due to popular demand and some are brand-new for 2017. We’ve taken extra care when planning the programme to make sure there’s something for everyone, from the connoisseur to the novice and everything in between. We have masterclasses for those who need to practice their nosing and masterclasses for those whose noses need no practice. We have events for those who want to try some new spirit and those who want to try some very old spirit.

Access to Crofting Toolkit - Wick

Access to Crofting Toolkit – Learning Outcomes

General

Spinning Wool - Workshop Thurso

- All ages 16+ welcome

- Group size is limited so a range of levels and abilities can be catered for from complete beginner to improver

- Spinning wheels will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own

- Teas and coffees will be provided, but participants are asked to bring their own packed lunch

- This course has been kindly sponsored by the Princes' Countryside Fund

Business Solutions & Social Impact Reporting for Sports Organisations - Dingwall

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.

AECS and Pains on the Croft - Getting to Grips with Agri-Environment Schemes

Are you trying to get to grips with AECS, or wondering how managing your land differently could impact production?

This event will look at ‘win-win’ situations, where agri-environmental management can benefit both wildlife and production.

You will also spend time exploring some of the practicalities and challenges associated with applying for and managing land under an Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS).

Free of charge to farmers, crofters and land managers.

Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust’s AGM and Annual Conference

The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust’s AGM and Annual Conference is being held on Friday 8 September 2017 at the British Legion Club in Inverness. This will be an exciting opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers about rural housing and related subjects, like community empowerment and land reform.

Community organisations that are members of HSCHT are eligible to claim expenses for one person to attend the day.

Access to Crofting Toolkit

Local course director: Becky Milne, West Highland College Broadford

An introduction to Scottish agriculture directly related to crofters and smallholders. Peer-to-peer support and a face-to-face training event with industry experts to give you a step up to starting out in crofting, taking on a croft or to update your knowledge and develop your crofting business.

This highly acclaimed two-day classroom-based course is designed specifically for new or aspiring crofters, successors, smallholders or anyone else interested in this traditional way of life.

Climate Challenge Fund - surgery event

A number of events are coming up that will be useful for any community-led organisation in Scotland wanting to know more about applying for funding from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).

Climate Challenge Fund - surgery event

A number of events are coming up that will be useful for any community-led organisation in Scotland wanting to know more about applying for funding from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).

This is a drop-in session to find out more about the fund and how Keep Scotland Beautiful can support applicants.

To find out more about the events and book your space please see www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/ccfsurgeries.

Strengthening Communities National Conference 2017

Highland and Islands Enterprise are hosting a Strengthening Communities National Conference at Aviemore Highland Resort on 21 and 22 September 2017 (lunchtime to lunchtime event). The event will be attended by Angela Constance MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities.

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