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RGU Sustainable Futures

RGU Sustainable Futures is a collaborative project between Robert Gordon University, Aberdeenshire Council and their library service, designed to support local businesses become more future resilient.

About the project

RGU Sustainable Futures is funded through the Scottish Government’s LACER fund and aims to support rural businesses of all sizes learn to adapt to a changing and frequently challenging economic landscape.

A programme of interactive workshops, events and online resources will be made available to both businesses and individuals, with a particular focus on supporting firms to become more sustainable and efficient as the region and nation as a whole moves towards lowering carbon emissions across all sectors.

The project will show particular emphasis on supporting business through events and workshops at local library hubs including, Banff, MacDuff, Peterhead, Fraserburgh and Banchory and also online.

About the programme

  • Fully funded programme of events for Aberdeenshire businesses
  • A mix of online and in person activities  
  • Access to online course materials to support you further
  • Pathways & connections to local business support providers


The programme of events will become available shortly.

Who is the programme for?

Whether you’re a hairdresser, cleaning company, tech start-up or local shop, RGU Sustainable Futures aims to help Aberdeenshire based businesses navigate future and current challenges. The workshops and content are designed to help you consider ways in which your business can continue to grow, change, adapt and become more environmentally sustainable. New businesses, or those starting community led projects and charities are also welcome to participate!

Have a Question?

If you have any questions about the programme, events or if your business is eligible to take part, contact us by emailing:

This project is funded through the Scottish Government’s Local Authority Covid-19 Economic Recovery fund (LACER). Funding is for Aberdeenshire based businesses only. 

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