This page is for people who have a confirmed place at the Scottish Rural Parliament 2016, in Brechin, Angus, from 6th – 8th October.
Address: Brechin Community Campus, Duke Street, Brechin, Angus, DD9 6LB
Registration times: 7.30-8.30am Thursday for those going on visits, and 11.30am onwards for those not going on visits on Thursday. From 8.30 am onwards on Friday and Saturday.
Accommodation: Accommodation is not provided however you can find detailed information and special offers here- http://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk/conference/98_Scottish-Rural-Parliament-2016.html
Bus timetable: We are providing a free bus at key times to and from Edzell and Montrose Thursday and Friday and to and from Brechin town centre every half an hour on Saturday. More details here: General-information-delegate-pack-2016
Dress code: Casual please, but feel free to dress up on Friday evening!
Cash: There is no on-site cash machine and you may want money for drinks in the evening or for snacks from the café.
During the event we will be examining the draft Manifesto for rural Scotland. If you can bring a copy with you, you may find this helpful. You can download a copy here: https://www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk/manifesto/
It is important for us to respect the people and processes which have already fed into the Manifesto. However, there will be the opportunity to request changes to the wording of the Manifesto and to propose additions to the Manifesto.
If you feel you are unable to support the Manifesto in it’s current form, as representative of the views and needs of people in rural Scotland, than we request that you raise your concerns with Emma, our Coordinator, or Amanda, our Chair, on the Thursday of the event.
You can download the programme here, but please note it is subject to change and there will be a printed copy in your information pack on arrival: Programme-for-participants
You still have time to enter a question for discussion by panellists during the Brexit debate on Saturday morning: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SRP16Brexit
Key-note speaker details are available here: keynote-biographies
You can download the list of key-theme workshops taking place on Thursday here. Some workshops run once and others run twice. You can sign up for workshops when you arrive. Workshops are subject to change and cancellation. All key-theme workshops will be followed by an action-planning workshop on the subject on Friday: key-theme-workshop-planner-public
You can download the programme of fringe workshops taking place on Thursday and Saturday here. There will likely be additions to the fringe programme before the event. We take no responsibility for the fringe programme content or quality – it is entirely in the hands of the host! The fringe programme is available here: fringe-events-public-timetable
You can download information here if you are running a fringe event: fringe-event-leaders-briefing-notes-2016
We have secured a special rate for delegates attending the Scottish Rural Parliament for use of leisure facilities within Brechin Community Campus. The special rate is £10 per person, and gives access to all leisure facilities within the campus for the 3 days of the event (6th-8th October 2016). Please see the Brechin Community Campus reception desk to pay this.
Those attending the Scottish Rural Parliament will also receive 10% discount for “Dragon Matrix” the hi-tech adventure in the woods of Monikie Country Park, Angus, running from the 5th-31st October (except 10, 17 & 24 October) from dusk until 9pm. Simply quote “RPMD” at time of booking to receive discount. See www.dragonmatrix.org.uk or call 01241 435 800 for more information.
You can download information here if you are an exhibitor: exhibitors-briefing-final-2016
The following organisations, in no particular order, are exhibiting at the Rural Parliament:
Taste of Angus
Scottish Rural Network
|River South Esk Catchment Partnership|
|Highlands and Islands Enterprise|
|Community Land Scotland|
|Women’s Enterprise Scotland|
|Scottish Land & Estates|
|RHET Angus Countryside Initiative|
|The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust|
|The Gardner Community Association|
|Scottish Wildlife Trust|
|The James Hutton Institute|
|Timber Transport Forum|
|Cairngorms National Park Authority|
|Scottish Association for Country Sports|
|Angus Activity Programme|
|Dalhousie Day Care Centre|
|The Community Partnership|
|Taste of Angus / Angus Council|
|University of Glasgow|
|Rural Housing Scotland|
|Community Land Team/ Scottish Government|