Welcome to the Scottish Rural Parliament fringe events 2018!
Wednesday 14th November and Friday 16th November
See below to book your place for the Fringe Programme on Wednesday or Friday.
Forty exhibitors bringing a range of information, help and inspiration, including: Community Land Scotland, Scottish Government, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Third Sector Dumfries & Galloway, Scottish Land and Estates and many more.
Digital Scotland: R100 update
with Digital Scotland
An update on the R100 superfast broadband programme.
General Practice in Rural Communities: The 2018 GP Contract
with the Scottish Government Primary Care Team
New GP Contracts offer a transformation of Primary Care services in Scotland that encourage GPs to spend more time with patients. Come and hear about how this will work in Scotland’s rural communities, and the unique role rural GPs serve and the challenges they face.
with Performance Collective Stranraer
Performance Collective Stranraer takes you to a small town in remote and rural part of Scotland and shows you what it’s like as we attempt to grow into adulthood. Our show is about theories of evolution, parking violations and that look you get in a local pub when you walk in… and you’re clearly not from there. Remote Control was shown at the National Theatre of Scotland’s Exchange Festival in Inverness and is written by the company with Drew Taylor. PCS is funded by The Holywood Trust, The Barfil Trust and DGU.
Drop in any-time on Wednesday afternoon for a rolling programme of short and longer films on rural Scotland, rural development and anything else we found interesting! Includes a showing of #NationNorway by Lesley Riddoch at 13:00-14:00.
A Celebration of 25 Years of Scottish LEADER
with Peter Ross, Chair of LEADER Chairs
A facilitated discussion with the Local action Group Chairs about past successes and suggestions for the future open to all.
with Wigtownshire Health and Social Care
Short presentation, followed by round table, facilitated discussion, following on from work already carried out at other public events.
GPs – how to get them and how to keep them
with Scottish Rural Medicine Collaborative and NHS Scotland
Find out how you can be involved in recruiting and keeping GPs for rural Scotland.
Young returners: Learning from Uist
CoDeL’s study of young people on Uist shows a trend of young economically active islanders returning or staying, and young people new to Uist settling on the islands. Just as significant, many of these young people have children. And at least 1 in 10 of these young people have set up their own businesses. As a result Uist communities are noticing a new dynamism and optimism, and it is possible that population decline on Uist is finally bottoming out. If this is happening in Uist, is it happening elsewhere? If so, what are the reasons…..
Rural gender pay-gap
with SRUC and Scottish Government
Following the launch of the report into the rural gender pay-gap released on Thursday at the Rural Parliament, this is an opportunity to ask questions about the report and share your views on how the pay-gap could be addressed.