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August Newsletter

Rural Transport Convention

We have announced the fantastic speakers and a broad range of workshops for the Rural Transport Convention.  

The event takes place over two days, 11th and 12th of September in Inverness. For full details and to book your ticket - click here.

What happens after Brexit?

We are going to be travelling to rural communities to hear their thoughts about what happens after we Brexit - what are the concerns and problems? What can be done to ensure our communities aren't unfairly impacted?

You can read more about the project on our website, but we are looking for communities that can offer an opportunity for us to come and talk about these issues.  We will take the issues raised and potential solutions to both the UK and Scottish governments.

Innovator Awards at the Scottish Rural Parliament

A real highlight of previous Rural Parliaments has been the innovator awards. This is a great opportunity to share knowledge and experience to build better communities.

This years categories are:
💡 Environment and land use
💡 Transport and infrastructure
💡 Innovation in Dumfries and Galloway
💡 Youth-led (up to 25)
💡 Food and drink
💡 Building rural communities

Find out more about this competition and how to enter by clicking here. You can also find out more about the Scottish Rural Parliament and book your place by clicking here.

Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund

The Scottish Government Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund provides grants of up to £300 (in exceptional circumstances up to £500) to small voluntary organisations and community groups in Scotland to help them run an event with a group of five or more people to discuss what matters to them in relation to democracy.

Groups and voluntary organisations with a turnover of up to £100,000 can apply for a grant to run an event and cover costs such as venue hire, catering, childcare and inclusive communication such as interpreters. Click here for more information.

Banking at the Post Office

As bank branch closures become a bigger problem across rural Scotland, we thought we should share this useful information from our friends at the Post Office. There is lots of useful information for personal banking and small businesses alike. Find out more by clicking here.

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