In this article you can find information on some current vacancies in rural Scotland, or relating to rural development.
As many as 180 competitors will swim, bike and run their way through a new triathlon event taking place in Angus this June. The Montrose Triathlon is being organised by the new not-for-profit business Tri Angus Limited which was recently set up by Maggie Lawrie from Arbroath.
European funding and European policy are vitally important for rural Scotland, and key decisions are increasingly being made by Members of the European Parliament. So it's more important than ever to cast a well-infomed vote in next month's European Parliament elections.
The deadline for stage one applications to the third round of the UK-wide Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) is fast approaching. Funding awards in excess of £50,000 are available for projects which benefit coastal communities.
Spring is in the air and it’s that time of year again - when the annual Single Application Form (SAF) is due. This enables the Scottish Government’s Rural Payments and Inspections Division (RPID) to pay out much-needed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) support schemes.
Drew Sloan, RPID’s Chief Agricultural Officer, highlights what to watch out for this year and how to get ahead with your claim for 2014.
Applications are now open for a LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) Staff Exchange programme organised by the European LEADER Association for Rural Development (ELARD).
This is the fourth time the Europe-wide exchange programme has taken place. Its aim is to promote the training of the participants as well as the sharing of experiences, know-how and new ideas between the European LAGs.
Scottish Rural Action, who are organising the first Scottish Rural Parliament, have provided this update on how the project is developing:
The Scottish Rural Parliament is happening this year and those with an interest in rural affairs need to know what all the fuss is about.
The Rural Parliament has the backing of Scottish Government and recently convened a meeting of some of Scotland’s most influential network organisations to provide advice about the formation of the Parliament.