R-evolution for Good

R-evolution for Good are a new community benefit society based in Moray, offering training and development to businesses, using 100% of their profit to work one-to-one with families, helping them to step out of poverty.   Earlier this year, R-evolution received start-up funding from Firstport, allowing them to launch their services. However, their planned launch date Read more…

12-month Graduate Placement

Fyne Futures, based in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, are offering an excellent opportunity for a 12-month graduate placement to improve their current systems and processes.  Read more here: https://www.hie.co.uk/support/browse-all-support-services/scotgrad/scotgrad-fyne-futures/   The Role:  Based in Rothesay, on the Isle of Bute. Salary – £19,047 per annum 12-month graduate placement Full-time, 35 hours per week Read more…

Rural virtual learning exchanges

We are excited to announce the launch of rural virtual learning exchanges, taking place this October, supported by Inspiralba and the Scottish Community Alliance. In place of traditional learning exchanges, there is still a need for rural social enterprises to be able to share learning and solutions to the challenges posed by Covid.   Stakeholders from Read more…

Brandon Clements, Young Board Director – Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust

                            About the organisation: Name – The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust (IGHT) Location – Isle of Gigha, Argyll and Bute About the Area Geography – Gigha is an island off the west coast of Kintyre, Scotland Population Size – Gigha has Read more…

Highland Health and Wellbeing Network Forum

Thursday 3 September, 1-3pm  The first Highland TSI Health and Wellbeing Network Forum will take place on 3rd September. The forum is open to third sector organisations and social enterprises involved in health and wellbeing, working with both adults and children. The forum is a great opportunity to make connections and find out more about Read more…

18th August 20, Rural SEN Notes

18/8/20 notes – Scotland’s Rural SEN met earlier in August, with 34 people attending from across Scotland. The group included social and community-owned enterprises, representatives from support agencies, and supporters of and those interested in rural social enterprise. We welcomed fellow social entrepreneurs from Estonia, connected via the Erasmus+ ViSEnet project, who joined the meeting Read more…

Unlocking the potential of rural Social Enterprise

This paper reports on an exploratory study with social enterprise stakeholders in Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders focused on the potential of social enterprise to contribute to rural development. It considers three key domains that impact on this potential – the rural, the social enterprise and the policy. It argues that ‘social enterprises can 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…

Upland: Spring Fling

Upland, Dumfries and Galloway’s visual art and craft development organisation, have had to make a quick pivot due to COVID-19 and the requirements of social distancing, since so much of their work relied on in-person events such as exhibits, classes and workshops. They introduced their Digital Diversions project, a new way of promoting, connecting and Read more…

Rural Lives

Rural Lives is a research project which is examining the wellbeing of people and families in rural areas, focusing in particular on peoples’ ability to meet their financial commitments and needs comfortably – having enough income to meet more than life’s essentials and to deal with unexpected financial shocks. The hope is that the project’s Read more…

Rural Scotland and the Slave Trade – Interactive Map

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police brutality, the Black Lives Matter movement has swept the globe to protest against systemic racism and call for change. A huge number of people have joined peaceful protests, signed petitions, and participated in discussion online. In rural Scotland, it can sometimes Read more…

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