In this week's newsletter you can find out about rural projects shortlisted for the Scottish Charity Awards, get information on some rural vacancies and read about new reports from Scottish Land & Estates and Community Land Scotland.
In this week's newsletter you can get links to reports and a video from last month's Scottish LEADER Conference, read about a new Whisky-themed festival for Highland Perthshire and find out about some current rural vacancies. We're closed for the Easter long weekend - if you're on holiday too we hope you have a great break!
If you feel the need to step back from policy, practice and funding issues, and get back to basics on our relationship with the land and environment, there's no better guide than the work of John Muir. The John Muir Festival, which starts next week, looks like it will be a fantastic celebration of the man and his achievements.
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This week saw the Scottish LEADER Conference take place in Glasgow. We've got a short event report, presentations and a booklet from the day on our website. A full event report and a video from the day are being produced and these will be available in April. You can also check out the hashtag #scotleaderconference on Twitter to catch up with tweets from the event.