March 2, 2016

Cairngorms National Park Rural Skills Training Fund

Cairngorms National Park Authority is once again offering to reimburse 30% of rural skills training costs for land management businesses operating in the Cairngorms National Park. The cost of training delivered between 1st March 2016 and 28th February 2017, and which meets the Eligibility Criteria, will be partially reimbursed on a first come first served…

December 10, 2015

Cairngorm and Glenmore consultation

The Cairngorms National Park Authority is asking for views on a draft strategy for the future management of Cairngorm and Glenmore: an area at the heart of the park and an important place for nature. Cairngorm and Glenmore – with neighbouring Rothiemurchus – attract over one million visits a year and contributes £172 million to…

December 7, 2015

Scottish Rural Parliament 2016 – location announced

Scottish Rural Action has recently announced that the bid to host the second Rural Parliament for Scotland has been won by Brechin, Angus and will take place on 6th-8th October 2016. It is anticipated that over 400 people will gather in Brechin for the three-day event which will develop and agree an action plan for…

November 21, 2015

Launch of New Innovative Farmers Network

The Innovative Farmers network recognises that many of the best ideas in farming come from farmers. The not-for-profit network matches farmer groups with some of the UK’s best research teams, including Rothamsted Research, IBERS and Harper Adams. It provides professional support, a web portal where groups share their learning, and access to a dedicated research…

November 20, 2015

Consultation on Draft Land Use Strategy Launched

A consultation has been launched by the Scottish Government on the future of land use, aimed at getting the most from our land in an integrated and sustainable way. The ten week consultation on the draft Land Use Strategy 2016-2021 sets out a range of policies and proposals such as how we manage our natural…