In the spotlight this week is Ayrshire LEADER - the focus of our third feature in a series highlighting LEADER across Scotland. Also in this week's newsletter you can find out about a new advisory board to help cut red tape in farming, local Scottish Rural Parliament events and the re-opening of the Awards for All funding programme.
In the spotlight this week is Rural Tayside LEADER - the focus for our second feature in our new series on LEADER in Scotland. You can also find information on a wide range of events, from a beer festival in the Borders to an outdoors production of Treasure Island in Braemar.
It's a busy week for rural Scotland, with the Royal Highland Show this weekend and, on a smaller scale on Tuesday, the first Scottish Rural Parliament #ruralhour Twitter debate. We have coverage of these and much more in another tasty helping of rural news. Remember, if there's anything you think we should be covering, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hardly ever do special editions of Rural Network News, but we're making an exception today in order to remind people about the very first Twitter Hour organised by our friends at the Scottish Rural Parliament. It takes place online this evening from 9 - 10 pm.
The topic is 'Land use, planning and reform' and the hashtag is: