Common Weal recently held a Housing Convention in Glasgow and SRA were invited to put forward the rural perspective.
A presentation for the National Transport Strategy sub-group, ‘Enabling Economic Growth’ Prepared by: Emma Cooper, Chief Executive, Scottish Rural Action Presented: 30th November 2017 The presentation was an overview of key information we have on the rural economy and some considerations for the National Transport Strategy. Sources • RESAS Working Paper, July 2017 – Understanding […]
Nearly 300 young people from across Scotland have taken part in our ‘Fare Enough?’ survey to date and the number keeps growing. Young people who live rurally have shared their experience of how public transport cost has impacted on their lives. One of the key issues that the survey highlights is that many young scots […]
This is the third and final part of Lee’s blog. You can still read part 1 and part 2. The second session focussed on rural leadership and we were asked to give examples of leadership from our own experience, whilst also outlying some of the challenges. I talked about land reform and the growth of […]
This is the second of Lee’s blog’s, the first can be found here. Netherlands Conflicts of interest between farming and environmental conservation, the provision of social/leisure facilities and economic diversification Participation by local people in local democracy and decision making Poor infrastructure away from the main cities Inability to retain young people in rural communities […]