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Learning Bites Webinars

We have developed several online webinars covering topics from our face to face training courses.

These webinars will be live sessions delivered by one of Volunteer Scotland practice team. They are for practitioners to come together to learn about good practice and share practice. These sessions will last two hours and will be delivered online through zoom.

Courses are:

Volunteer induction

Involving & matching volunteers to roles/Tasks

Planning for volunteering

Volunteers Mental Wellbeing

Developing volunteer Roles

Developing a Volunteer Culture

Action & Learning Group

Developing a Volunteer Strategy


ACAS Redundancy Webinar

Free Acas webinar: Small scale redundancies  (Two dates available)
This webinar for employers looks at the main elements of a small scale redundancy process, the related laws and good practice. It covers:

  • The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the job market
  • Alternatives to redundancy
  • Legal obligations, risks and potential pitfalls
  • Communicating and consulting with employees

Two sessions available – book your place here:
Tuesday November 10   10:30 – 11:30 
Thursday November 12  14:00 – 15:00   

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The North Highland Initiative’s Community Support Fund

The North Highland Initiative’s Community Support Fund is still open. the programme has been set up to provide grants of up to £1,000 for small initiatives in the education, conservation, and community service and support sectors in Caithness, Sutherland and Ross & Cromarty. Given the current crisis, and for the forseeable future, applicants for the Community Support Programme must be able to demonstrate that their project has been established as a direct result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Priority will be given to those initiatives where Government support packages are unable to help, and those ineligible for emergency grants. The maximum grant is £1,000. To find out more go to

Level One Restrictions

Here’s what life under level one restrictions would look like.

Under level one rules no in-home socialising is permitted, with limited exceptions. Groups of six from a maximum of two households are able to gather in indoor and outdoor public settings. According to the Scottish government different rules will apply to children, though these have not yet been specified.

The sale of food and alcohol is permitted in indoor and outdoor venues, though a 10.30pm curfew is in place for all hospitality settings.

Hotels, B&Bs, self-catering, caravan and camp sites are allowed to operate under these restrictions so long as socialising and hospitality rules are adhered to.

Those living in a level one setting are advised against non-essential travel to/from level 3 or higher areas in Scotland and equivalents in the rest of the UK, with limited exceptions.

Car sharing should be avoided where possible while face coverings are compulsory on public transport. Close contact services such as hairdressers and barbers will be allowed to operate in level one. Mobile close contact services can also operate at this level.

In level one stadia can reopen with restricted numbers and small events in indoor settings can take place. Outdoor events with restricted numbers can also take place. Weddings, and civil partnerships and funerals are all subject to 20 person limits. All sports and exercise is permitted with the exception of indoor contact sports