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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 ran in 2023, aiming to rural businesses of all sizes learn to adapt to a changing and frequently challenging economic landscape. The programme was funded by Aberdeenshire council, LACER funding.

A programme of interactive events was made available to both businesses and individuals, with a particular focus on supporting small Aberdeenshire businesses to become more sustainable and efficient by considering three themes: People, profit, and the planet. 

The project hosted a total of 15 events and workshops both online and at local library hubs including, Banff, MacDuff, Peterhead, Fraserburgh and Banchory throughout 2023. A free sustainability guide was also produced and is still available for download.

Businesses that took part in the programme

Anne, Sitmith + co

Ryan, Baxter Design

Download our free sustainability e-guide

Get access to our free sustainability guide, designed for small businesses.

Have a Question?

If you have any questions about the programme, 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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