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Rural Enterprise News: 3 April

Cairngorms Business Barometer

If you’re a business operating within the Cairngorms National Park, participating in this survey will provide the Cairngorms Business Partnership with valuable feedback. Take it here.

Tasting Tayside and Fife 2024

Bringing together outstanding producers from Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perthshire, this networking event on 14 May from 10am will allow guests to experience world class local food and drink and find out more about how to stock it. A supplier showcase will be followed by an interactive workshop aimed at local producers on the topic: 'How to Grow Your Business & Explore New Routes to Market'. Find out more and book here.

Birnam Arts Studio-Access Artist Residency

Open to Scottish-based artists and makers working in the visual and/or applied arts sectors, the Spring 2024 AiR opportunity at Birnam Arts provides an artist fee of £500, 10 studio sessions, 3 mentoring sessions and access to the Visual Arts and/or Dance & Drama Studios. There is no expectation of exhibition or public sharing of work. Deadline to apply is midnight on Sunday 7 April. Find out more and download the application form here.

HIE New Product Development Programme

This funded 12 week programme from HIE is for established businesses in the Highlands and Islands to bring a new product or service to market. There are 3 in-person and 2 online sessions, covering topics for every stage. Find out more here.

Argyll and Bute Council Business Start-up Grant

New businesses in Argyll and Bute can apply for funding of up to £1000 to help with start-up costs. Eligible costs could include machinery, tools and equipment, marketing, and website development. You will be asked to specify how you will spend the grant and why support is needed. Find out more here.

Net Zero - Inspiration from Comrie Croft, In Person, Tuesday, 30 April, 10:30 - 12:30

Join GrowBiz in person at the iconic Comrie Croft to hear Andrew Donaldson talk about the positive impact of climate action and sustainability on his business and the route he’s taking to reach Net zero as an achievable goal. His inspiring story will challenge you to think creatively about you business' climate action. This event is funded by SSE Renewables for rural businesses in Perth and Kinross. Book a free ticket here.

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