20 areas identified which suffer disadvantage in service provision and opportunities.
Announcement of appointments and re-appointments.
Minister says more information on subsidy payments will be made available under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act.
Almost £600,000 shared among farmers involved in diversification projects.
Re-appointment of Chair and members of commission.
Loch Lomond and Trossachs and Cairngorms to share £33 million over the next three years.
Executive backs aim of ensuring viability of crofting communities.
Ministers accept all recommendations in report on long-term role of forest estate.
Transfer of the 3,600 hectare estate donated by Ian Macneil has been completed.
Guests enjoy an 'Evening of Scottish Culture' at the Berlage Stock Exchange in Amsterdam.
Extension of scheme which offers grant support for businesses in rural communities.
Rural communities invited to propose projects and apply for 2005/06 cash.
Rural Development Minister on two day visit to the islands Orkney and Stronsay.
Housing grants for some of Scotland’s most remote communities to increase by up to 90%.
Measures to restrict imports from non-EU countries come into effect.
Minister says report shows Executive is delivering for rural Scotland.
First Minister says Highlands & Islands are an inspiration for Scotland's future.
Evidence base to inform policies and initiatives affecting rural communities.
Tourism Minister addresses Highlands and Islands Enterprise Network annual conference.
Proposed conditions for re-tendering of lifeline ferry routes to Orkney and Shetland.