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One Day Course on Propagation

Crofting Resources Programme together with North West Sutherland Food Link will be running a one day course on propagation at Scourie on Wednesday 6th April, times and venue to be advised.

Tutor will be Audrey Litterick.

Please contact Anne Wood, Eddrachillis, Scourie 01971 502203 to reserve a place on the course.


“Housing and people - the future of rural communities” - Joint event between HSCHT and TPAS Scotland

Joint event between HSCHT and TPAS Scotland

"Housing and people - the future of rural communities"

31 March 2011 & 1 April 2011

MacDonald Resort, Aviemore

We often see housing as something which is special and seperate, we forget that we live in communities and that housing and communities are special! This event will challenge and inform anyone with an interest in housing and developing local communities - Landowners, contractors, community land trusts, councillors, tenants, community councillors, housing staff and people who live and work in rural communities! . The conference will end with a presentation and questions from Chief Secretary to the Treasury: Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP. To reserve you place, please visit our website click on the booking link or contact Elaine Scoular on 0141 552 3633.


Review of post 16 education and Vocational training in Scotland

The Scottish Government is organising a series of road shows/workshops across the country as part of the consultation process in the Review of post-16 education and Vocational training in Scotland being led by Willie Roe CBE.

The roadshow dates and venues are as follows:

Feb 10 Lochgilphead for Argyll and Bute – Lochgilphead High School – 10:30 to 15:00

Feb 11 Dundee for Angus, Dundee, Perth and Kinross – Skills Development Scotland, Enterprise Hose, Greenmarket, DD1 4QB – 10:30 to 15:00

Feb 14 Aberdeen for Aberdeen City and Shire – SDS Centre, Union Street, Aberdeen – 10:30 to 15:00

Feb 18 Inverness for Highland – Highland and Islands Enterprise, Cowan House, Inverness – 10:30 to 15:00

Feb 24 Kirkwall for Orkney – The Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall – 12:30 to 17:00

Feb 25 Scalloway for Shetland – NAFC Marine Centre, Lerwick – 9:00 to 13:00

Mar 7 Stornoway for the Outer Hebrides – Lews Castle College, Stornoway – 10:00 to 15:30

It is very important that the voice of employers is included in this review so that the Scottish Government hears if the current system is working for you at both a local and national level and, if not, what can be done to make it work better for you: what are the skills your employees need to do their job; what is the best way to deliver these skills; what information would you like to have access to with regard to qualifications, training provision, funding etc.?

I appreciate that this is short notice, but I urge anyone who can find the time to go along and feed into the review.

Please pass this along to colleagues, other businesses, members of groups that you sit on and any other employer who may have an interest in post-16 education and training.

If you can attend any of these events to have input from the employer’s perspective, please let me know as soon as possible, so that I can let the organisers know for catering purposes. I will also send the responses that have already been submitted by Lantra and by the Alliance of Sector Skills Councils to anyone who wants them, prior to attending a workshop.


The Great Barrahead Sheep Removal - An illustrated talk

The Lochcarron Branch of the SCF welcomes all members and non-members to

an illustrated talk by Willie Fraser (NTS Manager, Kintail)

The Great Barrahead Sheep Removal

7.30 pm Thursday 10th of Feb at the Howard Dorris Centre

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served.

£2.00 per person