Midlothian Council

Making Woodland Work for You: Exploring forestry opportunities on farm

Soil Association Scotland are hosting a poractical day exploring the benefits of planting and managing trees on your farm, including:

A practical day exploring the benefits of planting and managing trees on your land, including:

Switched on Scotland

Energy Saving Trust, supported by Transport Scotland, invite you to attend their first Switched on Scotland conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on Wednesday 13 March. 

Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity will be delivering an address to delegates focusing on electrification of the road network.

The conference is free to attend and will bring together a diverse mix of individuals and organisations who are leading the charge in ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) innovation and application in Scotland.

Understanding Social Investment

This workshop is for anyone looking for a greater understanding of social investment, and time to explore the opportunities and challenges in relation their own particular scenario. Come and find out:

Track 2 Train
Name of organisation/business: 
Apex Scotland
Funding: 
Tyne Esk LEADER - £173,478

Maximise your farm income

Many farmers want to improve the resilience of their business by innovating or diversifying – but the level of investment required can be daunting.

Setting up a farm diversification is a good way to protect the future of your business with an extra income stream and gain a range of benefits which you don't often find in traditional farming.

LEADER Crowdfunding Workshop

This workshop will explore how Angus Council's Economic Development team have used the potential of crowdfunding to enable community groups and businesses to raise capital for projects in Angus’ communities. Angus Council have commissioned a bespoke portal to showcase crowdfunding campaigns and support community groups and businesses to create campaigns that are as likely to achieve the funding target as possible.

Woodland: making it work for you - Management, planting and utilisation

A practical on-farm afternoon looking at benefits of managing farm woodlands, new plantings and business opportunities. The event will include discussion on woodland creation, riparian and shelter belt planting, how to manage existing woodland and opportunities for wood fuel production. Speakers from Woodland Trust Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland and Jeremy Thompson, Forest Direct.

Booking is required. For further information please call Lyn on 07899 791748 or email lwhite@soilassociation.org

Tyne Esk LEADER programme launch - Midlothian

The Tyne Esk LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) is launching their programme of funding at twin events and you are welcome to join them: 

  • Haddington Show on the 2nd July at 2pm
  • Dalkeith Show on the 9th July at 2pm

Members of the staff team will be present throughout the day to answer any questions.