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Archive for Sep, 2018

Home Energy Workshop

save energyWinter is just round the corner, want to maintain a warm and healthy home and reduce fuel bills and energy costs? 

We are holding a Home Energy Workshop on Thursday 11th October from 7pm at Methlick Parish Church.  In partnership with Home Energy Scotland giving face too face energy advice: top tips to reduce energy consumption, availability of grants and loan schemes, book a home energy check, take part in our Home Energy Challenge, renewable and solid wall insulation advice.

 

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Scottish Rural Action Newsletter September 2018

Scottish Rural Parliament 2018

We’ll shortly be announcing lots of exciting content for the Scottish Rural Parliament 2018 – keep your eyes peeled for a dedicated email coming soon!
In the meantime, you can still book your place at this years event which takes place on 14th– 16th November in Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway. Book your place here.

Rural Innovators Awards

You have just under two days to enter our prestigious award, with winners showcasing their work at an award ceremony at the Scottish Rural Parliament in November.

You can enter your own or another project that you think will excite and inspire others in a number of different categories. Click here to find out more.

Rural Transport Convention

Find out what happened when people from across Scotland came together to debate the challenges and opportunities presented by transport in rural areas at the Rural Transport Convention in Inverness on 11 and 12 of September.

The event brought together a diverse range of delegate and speakers, who discussed a range of transport related issues. Find out what was discussed and what happens next by clicking here.

Manifesto for Rural Scotland – chance to update

The Manifesto which guides the work of Scottish Rural Action was agreed at the Scottish Rural Parliament in Breichan.  The SRP this year offers a chance for changes to be made to this document. To do this you have to submit a motion.  You can find out what is already in the manifesto, and how to go about writing and submitting a motion by clicking here. The deadline for submitting a motion is the 21st of October.

Post Brexit policy – workshops across rural Scotland

We have a series of events and workshops happening across rural Scotland – the purpose of these events is to help us shape policy developed after we Brexit.  This will be presented to the Scottish Government and representatives from Scottish political parties at the Scottish Rural Parliament. It’s important that we represent the views and needs of people across rural Scotland.

Find out how you can attend an event near you by clicking here.

Could you be a Director of SRA?

The election of directors for SRA takes place this year at our AGM at the Scottish Rural Parliament. The election process for directors is different this year, and candidates for the election need to submit a short application by the 12th October. Directors are looking for specific skills and keen to check the suitability of candidates, including references, before they are put forward to the membership for approval or election. Find out how to apply by clicking here.

Two quick surveys…

Highlands and Islands TransportThis survey is designed for those living and working in the Highlands and Islands, who use air transport for business, leisure or both.

Democracy Matters – We are collecting responses to submit to the Scottish Government survey to gather new evidence from people living and working in the Highlands and Islands to inform its work on Air Departure Tax. This survey is designed for those living and working in the Highlands and Islands, who use air transport for business, leisure or both.

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It’s time for the Blue Door Shop again, Open on Saturday 10 – 1, Methlick Kirk Stables, See poster for details

Blue Door Poster 290918pdf.pdf

It’s time for the Blue Door Shop again, Open on Saturday 10 – 1, Methlick Kirk Stables, See poster for details

Blue Door Poster 290918pdf.pdf

QUIZ NIGHT 29 SEPT 2018 AT THE YTHANVIEW

We finally have planning permission for the multi use all weather sports court in Methlick ( well done James ) please support this wee fundraiser . Cheers

Jay

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See the poster for the quiz night fundraiser.

Beaton Hall: Community Climate Action Fuel Efficient Driver Training

fuel efficient driver photoWe’re holding sessions this Saturday 22nd September as part of the Beaton Hall: Community Climate Action project.  There are still a few places left and we really need your support in attending these sessions.  The sessions are offered free to members of the community and offer a chance to learn more about the links between fuel efficient driving and climate change.  A session with a qualified driving instructor will last for one hour and is done in your own vehicle.  The meeting point is adjacent to the Beaton Hall.

The training is organised as part of the Beaton Hall: Community Climate Action Project which is supported by a grant of £124, 612 which includes maximum funding of £41,325 from the European Regional Development Fund.

The project offers free support to help people in the community save energy in the home as well as supplying information on sustainable travel and climate change.  

We look forward to hearing from you.  To book a place contact Fiona on beatonhallcca@gmail.com or call 07540 769136.

Want to be a director of SRA? Read on…

I am pleased to inform you that the process for appointing new directors to the board of Scottish Rural Action is now live.
The SRA board govern Scottish Rural Action on behalf of all its members and tries to reflect the diversity of our rural communities. The board is specifically looking for directors with particular skills to strengthen and complement the current board members.
The election process for directors is different this year, and candidates for the election need to submit a short application by the 12th October.

For more information and an application pack see:
https://www.sra.scot/director-recruitment/

Many thanks,
Scottish Rural Action 

SRA

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