Digital Media Animation online course now open for bookings!

Ever fancied creating your own version of Wallace & Gromit or other animation? Join experienced lecturer Penny Humphreys, who also trained with Aardman Animations, on your journey to learn the fundamentals about digital media and digital animation. This online course starts on 14 September 2020. It will run over 36 weeks. There will be webinars Read more…

Zero Carbon Communities Tool launched

Zero Carbon Communities Tool launched on 16 July! A Dumfries and Galloway College staff member has played an important role in the development and launch of a new tool that will help lower carbon emissions across the United Kingdom. Assistant Web Developer, Rebecca Rumble, worked closely with other industry experts at SP Energy Networks to Read more…

Scottish Rural Action: Survey Round 2

Scottish Rural Action are running an ongoing survey to better understand response and recovery in rural communities across Scotland. Round 1 of the “Rural Communities Survey on COVID-19 – Response and Recovery” was undertaken in May 2020, and the findings have now been published as a report. Read our summary, or click here to read the Read more…

New Rural Housing Report

A new report published by the Scottish Land Commission this week looks at how to improve the provision of housing in rural Scotland. This report is part of the Commission’s Review of Land for Housing and Development, which examines the way that land is delivered for housing and how this can be changed to create Read more…

Access and Progression Routes Survey

Discussion at the latest Rural SEN meeting highlighted the importance of social enterprises to provide access and progression routes for young people, especially in light of the unemployment and youth unemployment challenges that are being projected as a result of Covid-19. The provision of local access and progression routes are vital to give young people Read more…

Scottish Rural Action: Round 1 Report

Rural Communities Survey on COVID-19 – Response and Recovery Round 1 – May 2020 Report on the first round of SRA’s survey designed to provide a whole community view on response and recovery from rural Scotland. Further rounds are planned in June and July to map changes as Scotland moves out of lockdown. Key message Read more…

CARES Funding Available

The next round of the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewables Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open. Communities, public sector organisations and rural businesses looking to effect long term environmental change are encouraged to apply. As Scotland begins to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, there is a focus on a green recovery, which will prioritise economic Read more…

Senscot Reopening Sessions

With the news that Scotland’s tourism businesses can reopen on 15th July, many social enterprises are seeking guidance and clarification to assist them in planning for reopening. Senscot will be running a series of sessions, with partners, over the coming weeks and months to advise on re-opening, as and when appropriate. Sessions begin this week on Read more…

Recommended Read: Isolation, Lockdown, Belonging

This short essay by Jen Stout explores the social aspects of lockdown, and how it has allowed the frantic pace of life to slow, and pockets of community to flourish in urban areas. She explores the contrast between the often-anonymous existence of people in cities, and the intimate nature of life in rural and isolated Read more…

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