Participants and exhibitors at the Scottish Rural Parliament can host a fringe workshop, on any topic relevant to rural Scotland, at the Rural Parliament this year.
We are not alone. By working together we can change things.
Fringe workshops will be taking place on Wednesday afternoon and usually last 1 hour. It is free to host and to attend a fringe workshop if you are a participant or exhibitor. You can tell us your idea when you register to attend the Rural Parliament, or use this link to book a fringe event: book here
Opportunities to exchange ideas with others and make new contacts.
Fringe events in 2016 included:
- Women and the ditribution of land
- Support to engage programme (STEP)
- The secret of seaweed in the kitchen
- Scripts on land reform, Scotland
- Dare to dream
- Want good food available locally for all?
- Rural churches – here to listen; here to care
- Rural wisdom – Making our rural communities work better for older people
- An introduction to participatory budgeting
We can help people with an idea for a fringe workshop connect with others who may have a similar idea, but do not control the content or quality of fringe workshops – that’s up to you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can run a fringe workshop?
Participants and exhibitors at in the Rural Parliament can run a fringe event.
How much does it cost?
It is free to run a fringe workshop.
What facilities are there?
There are classroom spaces of varying sizes with projectors, tables and chairs. There are also other spaces as you would expect in a leisure centre, such as dance studios, catering areas etc., which may be suitable for a demonstration or a more hands-on workshop.
How long can fringe workshops last?
Fringe workshops usually last 45min – 1hour, but we can be a little bit flexible. You may want to do a workshop which is actually a series of 10-minutes drop-in sessions, or which is more of a demonstration e.g. cookery skills, or even a practical class such as dance.
What sort of activities do you expect people to do in a fringe workshop?
We hope there will be an exciting variety of fringe workshops, from the more practical hands-on to in-depth discussion and debate on key issues. People may book a fringe event with no specific agenda, but make the time and space available for a certain group of people, community council representatives for example, to chat with each other.