Tags - Education and skills

Meet the Helping It Happen finalists: Education Award

Blog Post

24 Sep 2019

With our Helping It Happen Awards Dinner & Ceremony just around the corner, we’re taking a look at each of our finalist here on our blog. Our Awards tell the story of those rural business who are...

Ridelines

HIH Case Study

11 Jul 2019

Ridelines was started in 2011 by Andy Weir. It was dreamt up as more of a lifestyle business to facilitate his love of mountain biking and to make a modest living for his family. Starting the business...

Working and learning at Charlesfield Farms Ltd

HIH Case Study

10 Jul 2019

Charlesfield Farms near St Boswells in the Scottish Borders has been innovative in their approach to promoting work-based learning in the rural sector, providing vital work experience to enable the...

HOWL: Highland Outdoor and Wilderness Learning programme

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2019

An integral part of the Alladale Wilderness Reserve vision is our HOWL (Highland Outdoor and Wilderness Learning) programme, which offers a specially designed and expert-led, environmental journey for...

STEM Activities for Young People in Rural Argyll

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

ALIenergy deliver educational sessions in local schools and within the wider community to promote STEM education and careers opportunities in Mid Argyll and Kintyre. The delivery takes a joined-up...

Enterprising Rural Perthshire

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

GrowBiz is a Perthshire-based charity, founded to provide community-based enterprise support by a group of local people in 2007. It has developed a unique model of relational support for rural...

Promoting sustainable energy and enabling affordable warmth for all

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

ALIenergy is a regional energy agency and interface between communities, national organisations, government and European partners for Argyll and Bute. Working across the whole region, ALIenergy has...

Environmental Education at St Mary's

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

The St. Mary’s School, Melrose motto “behalde to ye hende” means “look to your future” in old Scots.

In the school’s entire 125 year history, this motto has never been more appropriate. The natural...

Bringing rural learning to life with The Princes Foundation at Dumfries House

HIH Case Study

7 Jul 2019

The Princes Foundation - The Education Team at Dumfries House, Ayrshire.

Bringing rural learning to life

Dumfries House estate was saved for the nation by The Prince of Wales in 2007 and is now used...

Ayrshire Food Hub

HIH Case Study

5 Jul 2019

Ayrshire Food Hub started when the rural community lost its last remaining facility/school, which was used by the community for social activities.  Local farmers/families were unsuccessful in saving...

Atholl Estates Ranger Service

HIH Case Study

27 Jun 2019

Atholl Estates, in partnership with The Cairngorms National Park Authority, operates a ranger service throughout the estate to promote access, knowledge and enjoyment of the countryside. The ranger...

Big or small, let's celebrate rural Scotland

Blog Post

11 Jun 2019

Do you know a farm, rural business or estate who are doing things a little different, taking a new approach and helping their local community thrive? 

Has a local estate, farm or rural business near...