Tags - Rural development

SLE support for new expert panel

News

2 Aug 2019

Responding to Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy Fergus Ewing’s announcement today that a panel of academic experts will review and revise  rural policy in Scotland, Eleanor Kay, Policy Adviser for...

Lessons from the policy tour so far

Blog Post

2 Aug 2019

This week, three of our policy team, Eleanor Kay, Marcelina Hamilton and Emma Steel, began their tour of the North East and Highland Regions. They talk us through what they have learnt about the...

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...

Sustainability, Success, Shops and Sheepkins at Skyeskyns

HIH Case Study

10 Jul 2019

Established in 1983, Skyeskyns, based in Waternish on the beautiful Isle of Skye, is the sole remaining commercial woolskin tannery in Scotland. The family business has recently taken its next step...

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...

Barnbougle Castle

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

Barnbougle Castle lies on the shore of the Firth of Forth on the Rosebery Estate and is a prominent landmark and important heritage site.

The Grade 1 listed castle dates back to the 13th Century and...

All things Gin on the Isle of Colonsay

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

Wild Thyme Spirits (WTS) is a family business owned and run by Eileen & Finlay Geekie who left over 30 years of Oxfordshire life behind them back in 2016 when they moved to the isle of Colonsay to...

Leys Estate - encouraging partnership working between estate and tenant

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

Situated at the gateway to Royal Deeside, Leys Estate has grown organically over the years; reflecting the demands placed upon it from the changing world but staying true to its long-developed roots...

Planning in the balance?

Blog Post

5 Apr 2019

We’ve all had a couple of weeks to consider the impact of the Planning (Scotland) Bill’s Revised Financial Memorandum which the Scottish Government published ahead of Stage 3. It was very much an...

Developing Rural Skills at the Centre for Stewardship

HIH Case Study

11 Mar 2019

The Centre for Stewardship based on Falkland Estate, Fife are passionate about developing young people’s skills in the rural sector to enable them to develop, care and manage their local landscape and...