March 12, 2015

Grampian Regional Forestry Forum Meeting

Drummuir Estate played host to today’s meeting of the Grampian Regional Forestry Forum. An estate with many examples of community engagement and integrated land management practices. http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/supporting/communication-consultation/regional-forestry-forums/grampian http://www.drummuirestate.co.uk/

March 7, 2015

New Strategy for Scottish Land-based Education and Training

SRUC is currently leading on the development of a National Strategy for Land-Based Education and Training. Funded by the Scottish Funding Council (and primarily targeting college provision) the final report is expected during the summer of 2015 with any recommendations likely to take effect from 2016/17 onwards. http://www.ruralgateway.org.uk/en/node/9554

March 5, 2015

Land-based Business Leaders’ Event

Scott Petrie attended a Lantra meeting in the Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel. The business leaders’ afternoon looked at training initiatives, skills gaps and future direction of industry, with the information gathered being used by Lantra to plan its activities over the next two years. http://www.lantra.co.uk/News-Media/News/Business-leaders-look-to-future-with-Lantra-Scotland.aspx

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