October 21, 2021

What could agritourism do for you?

Are you a farmer or crofter considering diversification but not sure where to start? Are you in the tourism, hospitality or the food and drink business and keen to benefit from the growth of agritourism in Scotland? Or just curious to find out more? To read the full story, click here.

October 20, 2021

Aberdeenshire Council launches new round of grant funding for coastal communities

The second year of Aberdeenshire Council’s Coastal Communities Challenge Fund (CCCF) programme has been launched. The fund distributes revenues generated by Crown Estate Scotland, with applications being assessed and approved by NESFLAG – the North East Scotland Fisheries Local Action Group – a cross-sector partnership comprising representatives from Aberdeenshire’s coastal and fishing sectors. To read…

October 12, 2021

Provisional Results Show Increase in Agricultural Production for 2021

The latest 2021 figures released by the Scottish Government predict a good year for cereal production. Total cereal production is expected to be around 3.1 million tonnes.  On the whole, total area of cereals grown in Scotland are very like the 2020 estimates. Yet winter planted crop areas have recovered following the impacts of poor…

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.