September 8, 2021

Scottish Land Court and Lands Tribunal for Scotland to be unified

Two important judicial bodies are to be brought together to provide a better service for land-related issues within the justice system. Following a public consultation conducted last year, Scottish Ministers concluded that the Scottish Land Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland should be unified to form an expanded Land Court, which would offer substantial…

September 8, 2021

Supporting new ideas in rural communities

Not-for-profit community groups in rural areas will soon be able to apply for funding of up to £50,000 to trial new and innovative ways to address local challenges and benefit from local opportunities. To read the full story, click here.

August 25, 2021

Delivering a new future for rural Scotland

The next steps in reforming the agriculture sector in Scotland and supporting farmers and crofters to cut emissions and produce sustainable, high quality food have been set out today by Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon. To read the full story, click here.

August 2, 2021

Addressing depopulation on Scotland’s islands

A consultation seeking the views of people from across Scotland on the proposed Islands Bond has been published. The Islands Bond aims to tackle population decline across the Scottish islands and provide funding to help people stay on or move to the islands. To read the full story, click here.

July 21, 2021

Community Capacity Resilience Fund

The Community Capacity and Resilience Fund (CCRF) from Scottish Government aims to support local, community-based organisations with small grants of up to £8,000 to deliver activities that help people mitigate the impact of welfare reform. To read the full story, click here.