If you're celebrating Burns Night this weekend we hope you have a good one! For information on events, Burns Supper recipes, quizzes, poems and even a Robert Burns app check out the www.scotland.org section on Burns Night.
This will be our final newsletter of 2013, so we'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. A big thank you goes to everyone who has contributed to the Rural Network website, got involved via social media or taken part in one of our events this year. The website will be quieter over the festive period, but we'll be back in full swing in January!
The big news this week is that the consultation on the Scotland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 has been launched. This consultation will be open until the end of February, and you can get more information below. On a lighter note, we're delighted to reveal the six finalists in our 'Work, Rest and Play in Rural Scotland' photo competition, and we've opened an online poll so you can vote for your favourite!