Various dates – LANTRA Recruiting for the Future 

10 Dec - Ayrshire (Dumfries House, Cumnock), 12 Dec – Inverness (Inverness College UHI, Inverness), 23 Jan 20 – Perth (Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth).

LANTRA are running a series of regional round tables across Scotland on recruitment, focusing on attracting new entrants. These will showcase good practice and sharing initiatives to attract new talent to the land and sea sectors. All events are 10.30am–3:30pm, with registration beginning at 10am - lunch and refreshments will be provided

12 Dec - Community Engagement, TCV, Stirling

TCV Scotland supports community groups to take action to care for the environment. This one-day course provides ideas and support to individuals who want to engage with, inspire and lead their own group or community to understand, develop and protect their local greenspace, park or community garden.

12 Dec - Towards a Spatial Data Infrastructure for Archaeology, Historic Environment Scotland, Stirling

The day conference explores current initiatives to harmonise data from project work.

14 Jan 2020 ’Gardening on the Edge’ - Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

See website for more information on this and other evening events (7.30 - 9pm). Free to members/students – guests: donations at door

16 & 17 Jan 20 - Carbon Literacy for Communities – Keep Scotland Beautiful, Stirling

Two-day course covers the basics of climate science, looks at current and likely impacts of a changing climate, explores how to communicate climate change, looks at where carbon emissions come from and explores ways to encourage and support others to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.

30 & 31 Jan 2020 - Managing Flood Risk in the Context of the Climate Emergency, Sniffer, Glasgow

Sniffer are hosting the annual Scottish Flood Risk Management event in Glasgow. The two-day event will explore the climate emergency and what it means for Flood Risk Management. The conference is an opportunity for sharing knowledge and best practice and will address the need for systemic change in tackling the climate emergency.

4 Feb 2020 - ‘Confessions of a Council Gardener’, Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

See website for more information on this and other evening events (7.30 - 9pm). Free to members/students – guests: donations at door

Saturday gardening sessions - Greenheart Growers at Parkhead Community Gardens 

Gardening sessions for the benefit of local community in Parkhead and East End of Glasgow. Sessions are every Thursday and every second Saturday (2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month) with workshops aimed at encouraging people to grow food, learn basic skills and provide hands on experience, in an inclusive, community learning environment for the benefit of the local community. 

Clydesdale Community Initiatives – Get outdoors Lanarkshire events and training 

Including therapeutic gardening, community orchard work, environmental volunteering and hospital gardens Email 

The Caley’s Grow and Learn Award

Grow and Learn is the Caley’s flagship education programme delivered in collaboration with organisations across Scotland. Grow and Learn aims to address a large gap in provision in the world of horticulture by offering an alternative learning opportunity for those who find mainstream learning challenging. Find out more about the person-centred Grow and Learn awards or email 

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. 

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. 

Forest School Training programme, Scotland 2019

Information about dates, costs and how to book for the current FSTC training courses