In this week's newsletter, you can find out about a community forest fundraising appeal, the launch of the Scottish Charity Awards 2015 and a demonstration video showing how the replacement for Rural Payments Online will work.
In this week's newsletter you can find out about the recently launched Future of Land Reform consultation and get a round up of responses to the Scotttish Government proposals for land reform. We also have news of a new fund to help those who have depended on the land for a living and are living in fuel poverty, and European funding available for Common Agricultural Policy information measures.
Funding is top news this week with the launch of the new Funding Scotland online database, and a survey for the Scottish Government asking for your views on future funding advice and support for rural communities. They are also evaluating the original Rural Direct service, which ran from 2008-2013 and gave information and support to hundreds of community groups. Next week, we will turn the spotlight on the new version of Rural Direct.
Thanks to everyone who has voted in our Celebrate Rural Scotland photo competition poll so far. Over 1,000 votes have already been cast. Results are very close at the moment, so you make sure you vote for your favourite!