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Rural Enterprise News, 7 March

March is here – already – and it's a good time to review the year ahead and set some goals and objectives. The following news and opportunities may help:

Skills Passport Grant: A funded grant of up to £2,000 for individuals in Perth & Kinross who are currently unemployed and need a training course or essential equipment to increase their chances for getting back into sustainable employment. Find out more here.

Birnam Arts Vacancies: Birnam Arts are currently advertising for both an Interim General Manager and the permanent General Manager. The closing date for the interim role is 7 March and for the permanent role is 17 March. Find out more about both positions here.

Cateran Ecomuseum Events: The Ecomuseum’s Travel For All Our Tomorrow’s programme will be offering free walking and cycling experiences this year to encourage enjoying the outdoors and living more sustainably. Follow them on Eventbrite to see what’s coming up.

Circularity Scotland Support Package: Designed to help small and medium businesses prepare for the deposit return scheme. Find out more here, or to find out how to register for the scheme contact Circularity Scotland’s customer support team on 0141 401 0899.

Destination Scotland—The Power of Food Tourism Event: Get informed, get inspired and get together with the Hairy Bikers for this ultimate celebration of Scottish food, drink, hospitality and tourism. Your chance to learn about the incredible people who make it all happen and why—their stories, ideas, and ingenuity. Book tickets here.

Strathmore Cycle Hub – Community Enterprise, Coupar Angus, Perthshire: The Strathmore Cycle Hub (formerly the Coupar Angus Cycle Hub) is based at 1 Forfar Road, Coupar Angus on the A94. Operated by GrowBiz as a community enterprise, it stocks a wide range of bikes and accessories, and offers a repairs and maintenance service. Donations of second-hand bikes are welcome, with a team of willing local volunteers ready to spruce them up – and there’s also a community function room available for local events, parties, meetings etc. Currently opening from Tuesday to Saturday, there are some good ‘end of line’ bargains to be had with bikes at all prices available. Contact Claire Davis for more details:

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