Scottish Rural Action have today launched their Action Plan 2017-19, which will be progressed in rural Scotland by recruiting individuals and organisations to participate in voluntary working groups.
Anyone living or working in rural Scotland can register an interest in joining one or more of our Working Groups, which will focus on the key topics of “Business, Enterprise & Employment”, “Democracy & Governance”, “Digital Connectivity”, “Land” and “Transport”. To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, stating which group or groups you wish to become a part of.
A report into the state of local democracy in rural Scotland, and a commitment to extend its campaign for 100% superfast broadband coverage in rural areas are only two of the points set out in the Action Plan, along with a campaign for rural development funding to receive the same commitment from government regarding agriculture funding, and also highlighting the impact of rural transport issues on the rural economy.
The launch coincides with the start of national Volunteers’ Week, organised by Voluntary Scotland, in which Scottish Rural Action joins forces wtih organisations such as Voluntary Action Fund, Shelter, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and hundreds more to celebrate the hard work and determination shown by volunteers across the country.