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Perthshire Local Rural Parliament Event
September 13, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Scottish Rural Parliament comes to Perth
The first Scottish Rural Parliament is inviting people in Perth & Kinross to take part in their discussions this month.
Voluntary Action Perthshire is planning two local Rural Parliament events which are open to the public to attend. The first of those events will take place in The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth on Saturday 6th September between 10.30am and 1.30pm. The second will be on the following Saturday, 13th September, at the same times in Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, Station Road, Birnam, near Dunkeld.
Bob Gillespie of Voluntary Action Perthshire, the Third Sector Interface in Perth & Kinross, said: “This is a valuable opportunity for people in Perth & Kinross to find out more about the Scottish Rural Parliament and to contribute their opinions to the discussions that will take place at the very first Scottish Rural Parliament later this year. I urge you to attend the event if you can and help to share the challenges and achievements of our community.”
A representative of Scottish Rural Action, the body funded by the Scottish Government to set up the Scottish Rural parliament, will be in attendance at each meeting.
To book your place at the local Rural Parliament event, complete and return the Booking Form for your chosen event to Bob Gillespie at Bob.Gillespie@pkavs.org.uk or telephone him on 01738 452210.
The very first Scottish Rural Parliament will be taking place later this year in Oban, Argyll & Bute, it has been confirmed. The three day event, from 6th – 8th November, will bring together 400 decision-makers, organisations and people from rural communities across Scotland.
The Rural Parliament will produce a shared vision for rural Scotland with identified actions to be taken at community, regional, national and EU level, whilst celebrating the strengths and achievements of rural communities.
Unlike most Parliaments, a Rural Parliament is a bottom-up process of discussion and debate which anyone can participate in, rather than people being elected to represent other people’s views. Over the coming months there will be lots of chances to get involved.