Tags - Communities

Celebrating Scotland’s Gardens Online


28 May 2020

The Scottish Summer Garden Festival is going ahead as a virtual event following a decision by organisers, Discover Scottish Gardens, that restricted travel is no reason for garden lovers to miss out...

National campaign to encourage farmers to #KeepTalking


20 May 2020

A national #KeepTalking campaign, fronted by Perthshire farmer and TV comedian Jim Smith (pictured this week on his farm), is set to be launched this week by RSABI, the charity which supports people...

Councils urged not to charge flytipping victims at the dump


19 May 2020

Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are due to be opened by Scottish councils on 1 June 2020 to allow safe and responsible access for locals.

We strongly welcome the move to re-open...

Scottish Government asked to step in as bin bag of human faeces found among illegally dumped rubbish


6 May 2020

Flytipping cases continue to surge, with a bin bag of human excrement found among items illegally dumped in the Scottish countryside during lockdown.

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the rural...

Flexible planning system required to help communities recover from Covid-19 aftermath


1 May 2020

Greater flexibility and a rural focus in the planning system is required if rural communities are to thrive in the future as the lasting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic takes it toll, says Scottish...

Get involved in the #TurdTag campaign

Blog Post

28 Apr 2020

Our Policy Assistant Emma Steel highlights the increased problem of dog owners refusing to clean up after their furry friends and blighting Scottish communities in the process during the Covid-19...

Information on Sub-meters

Blog Post

22 Apr 2020

Many members will have farms which have been merged leaving some farmyards to be repurposed or will have converted odd buildings into rural workshops and the like.  It may be that such incremental...

Farmers fighting to feed the country see flytipping spike


9 Apr 2020

Scotland’s leading rural and environmental organisations have issued a statement in relation to the rise in fly-tipping during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Over the past few weeks, we have seen Scotland...

Beware of scams during the Covid-19 outbreak

Blog Post

8 Apr 2020

A scam is a type of fraud where someone steals your money or information. The most common scams are online, but you can be targeted by post or with a text message or a phone call. Scams are among the...

UK Farming Roundtable February 2020 - focusing on the Agriculture Bill and trade

Blog Post

20 Feb 2020

This week on Tuesday 18 February the UK Farming Roundtable met for the first time since the General Election and Brexit day. The Agriculture Bill and the impact of two storms in as many weeks with...

And the next chapter on Brexit begins…

Blog Post

30 Jan 2020

More than three and a half years on from the referendum, we now have some degree of certainty on Brexit.

The UK Government’s Brexit Bill has completed its journey through the Houses of Parliament...

Meet the Helping It Happen finalists: Working with Communities Award

Blog Post

25 Sep 2019

Our Helping It Happen Awards Ceremony & Dinner is just around the corner and we today we are taking a closer look at the finalists in the Working with Communities category, kindly sponsored by The...