Free online business training for island and coastal enterprises

The Scottish Islands Federation are offering free on-line training & mentoring for island & coastal entrepreneurs across Scotland and Europe, through the Erasmus+ Blue Social Growth free online programme. Register at bit.ly/registerentrepreneur, and visit www.scottish-islands-federation.co.uk for more info. There are invaluable resources for those promoting enterprise available on the Blue Social Growth learning platform. The Read more…

Filling a void? The role of social enterprise in addressing social isolation and loneliness in rural communities.

This study of seven social enterprises in the Highlands and Islands looks at the ways in which they address social isolation and loneliness. It supports suggestions that in remote and rural areas social enterprises can be generators of health and wellbeing but also highlights the impact of managing and delivering services on small local populations. Read more…

Rural SE Research Focus Group

The Rural SE Research Focus Group was established recently, to consider how best research into social enterprise can serve Scotland’s remote and rural communities. The focus group is composed of a panel of researchers and interested stakeholders from across rural island and mainland Scotland. Please get in touch with srawcliffe@inspiralba.org.uk if you would like to Read more…

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