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Economic contribution of landowners highlighted in new report

23 Apr 2014
Grouse shooting

A new study launched this week at the Scottish Land & Estates conference in Edinburgh, concludes that rural estates make a major economic contribution to the Scottish economy worth several hundred million pounds per year. 

Funding available from People's Health Trust Active Communities programme

23 Apr 2014
Scalloway

News from People's Health Trust

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

Using money raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery, People's Health Trust has opened Active Communities in HealthKind - Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Moray, and Western Isles, Shetland and Orkney Islands.

Book your seat on Dumfries & Galloway LEADER's Rural Mystery Tour

22 Apr 2014
Dumfries & Galloway Mystery Tour 2011

Rural Dumfries & Galloway LEADER programme are holding a free Rural Mystery Tour on Saturday 10th May. The tour leaves from the Brooms Road car park in Dumfries at 10am, taking all those on board on a mystery tour of a particular area of the region, stopping off at places of interest along the way.

Community land ownership 'out-performs past private ownership'

22 Apr 2014
Isle of Eigg

Community Land Scotland have this week published a report which they say demonstrates "remarkable results" showing that community ownership can out-perform the past private ownership of the land in question.

Rural Jobs Round Up: April 2014

17 Apr 2014
Smiling woman

In this article you can find information on some current vacancies in rural Scotland, or relating to rural development.

New triathlon event for Angus

17 Apr 2014
Tri Angus logo

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.

Whisky theme for new Highland Perthshire festival

17 Apr 2014
Tummel and Tay Festival organising committee

A new three-day festival will celebrate the best of Highland Perthshire's whisky, food and culture this May to tie in with Homecoming 2014's Whisky Month.

Coastal Communities Fund application deadline approaching

16 Apr 2014
Helensburgh

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.

Completing your Single Application Form (SAF) 2014

14 Apr 2014
Sheep with black lamb

News from Scottish Government’s Rural Payments and Inspections Division

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 open for European LAG staff exchange

14 Apr 2014
GRoup of people smiling

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.

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