In this week's newsletter you can find out about the deadline extension for submitting the Single Application Form, a Scottish Government video presentation on the new Scottish Rural Development Programme and how your area can put itself forward to host the next Scottish Rural Parliament.
It's a fairly short newsletter this week because of the Easter weekend, and we have an emphasis on farming news with the latest SRDP funding schemes to be launched, mixed news on farm incomes and the appointment of a tenant farming advisor. If you're having an Easter break, enjoy yourself!
In this week's newsletter you can find out about the recent Young Crofters 20:20 event which brought together young people involved in, and interested in, crofting. We've also got information on some current rural vacancies, the launch of the dairy action plan and a Land Fund boost for two communities.
In this week's newsletter we have news on the Outer Hebrides LEADER seeking new members for their 2014-2020 programme, a gathering of young crofters in Assynt and the submission deadline for the Single Application Form. You can also find out about a wide range of events - from a mountain biking festival in Comrie to a course teaching you to make your very own wooden spoon!
In this week's newsletter find out about a short film from the Scottish Rural Parliament, who took home prizes at this year's Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards and get information on two great project visits to community facilities organised by the Rural Direct project.
From 2010 to 2013, the Rural Network ran a series of very successful Project Visits, offering networking and learning opportunities for rural community organisations and businesses. SCVO's Rural Direct service has revived the idea and we look forward to hearing about the fresh inspirations,innovations and connections that come out of them.
The European Network for Rural Development is getting back into gear as Europe's new Rural Development Programmes get underway, and they are increasing their use of social media like LinkedIn to get their message across and connect rural development professionals across Europe. We'll keep you up to date with developments in the ENRD and our sister networks.