4 October - Community Land Summit, Manchester

Shared Assets and Community Land Scotland are holding this event which will help share best practice on community land policy and practice between Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. More 

9 October - Community Building – from concept to completion

Masterclass in managing your capital build project with Tim Cowen, Bruce Newlands and David Cook at GCVS Albany Centre with study visit to Woodlands Workspace. Book   

13 - 14 October - CWA Annual Conference and AGM 2018, Strathpeffer

The programme will include workshops, interactive sessions and presentations from community woodland groups from across the UK, as well as site visits to Abriachan, Aigas and Evanton. More 

Oct/Nov - Calling community gardeners in Aberdeen city and shire

If you’d like to network with others in Oct/Nov then Social Farms and Gardens would like to hear from you. This is your opportunity to shape the day. Please contact Lou.

28 February - Natural Capital Investment Conference 2019, London

From public parks to peatland, the need to attract investment for the restoration of natural features in the UK has never been greater. Learn how to be part of this key frontier in green finance for the UK at this conference organised by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network. More 

Free community path training

Paths for All's Active Environments team are offering community organisations the opportunity to receive free training on their doorstep and on a date that suits them by hosting a range of training courses at your choice of location. More

Park events – Edinburgh, Falkirk & Glasgow

To find out about events and activities in parks in Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow and Scotland’s national nature reserves, check out the MyParkScotland website

training and events for Scottish community groups tackling climate change

If you are a Scottish community group interested in tackling climate change the free programme of training and events provided by Keep Scotland Beautiful could help support you in your work. More

TCV conservation training

Short and long training courses from TCV in locations across Scotland and the rest of the UK. More

Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland 

OWL Scotland is supported by Forestry Commission Scotland and evolved out of the Forest Education Initiative (FEI) which has run successfully for over 20 years. OWL Scotland supports outdoor and woodland learning for local OWL groups. More

Play Scotland is offering training sessions on play policy and strategy

Following Scotland’s first National Play Strategy and Action Plan, Play Scotland is offering work place based training sessions (full day and half-day) to explore what the play strategy and action plan means for organisations. Contact Debbie Willet at Play Scotland for more information, email

SNH Sharing Good Practice programme

The programme of events for 2017 is available here

Working with volunteers

Volunteer Scotland offer a wide range of volunteer training courses and FREE online sessions to suit every budget and need. Find out more here