Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
Projects & Practice
A small family forestry business used RDP support to acquire new machinery that would enable it to respond to the increasing demand for forest services.
A community centre used support from the rural development programme to enhance its services and premises in order not to exclude people with Dementia.
A network that helps improve sustainability through farmer-led innovation. ‘Field labs’ and research grants provide farmers with skills, support and scientific backing to find solutions to the challenges which farmers face.
The model of the Rural Parliament is one which has grown across Europe. Scotland has adopted the model, following the example of others such as Sweden, Finland and Estonia.
Scotland’s RDP has adopted simplified administration systems that include a ‘two-tier’ application process for RDP grants. This was introduced to provide proportionate ‘fast-track’ procedures for projects requiring smaller amounts of RDP funding.
Turning an abandoned park area and its gardens into a community hub to create opportunities for social interaction, training and employment.
This project created free outdoor recreational infrastructure for a range of age groups and motivated them to take up physical activity through workshops and presentations.
A series of theoretical and practical training courses on work safety for small private forest owners and forest users.
An renovated traditional house became a multi-purpose public space, offering opportunities for interaction among the members of the local community.