June 18, 2015

Rural Skills Scotland at RHS

Rural Skills Scotland was in attendance at the Royal Highland Show today to unveil details of the new SVQ Level 2 Estate Maintenance. The qualification, which will open for registrations in September 2015, has been developed in association with rural employers and industry bodies after they identified a move away form the employment of individuals to…

June 16, 2015

Time for the beaver to come home

A coalition of over 20 environmental organisations has written to the Scottish Government calling for the beaver to be reintroduced and officially recognised as a resident, native species in Scotland. For the full story, click here.

June 5, 2015

New Helpline for Farmers Launched

The rural charity RSABI has launched a new telephone helpline to help and support those in farming, and other land-based industries, and their dependants. The charity, which provides financial assistance to those who have relied on the land, says the new helpline will provide a single point of inquiry for those in need. The helpline –…