The inaugural Scottish Rural Parliament is happening this year, in less than three months! The first major event for rural Scotland after the referendum (probably), we have an exciting programme of visits to local projects, inspiring speakers, workshops on the key themes and the opportunity for participants to pose an agenda item for discussion. We will also be showcasing some great local food and entertainment. The Rural Parliament is participative – anyone living or working in rural Scotland can take part, rather than people being elected to represent other people. It would be great to see you there! To register your interest in attending or find out more, see our website: https://www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk/event/scottish-rural-parliament/
Local Rural Parliament Events
There are events taking place all over rural Scotland in the next two months so that as many people as possible can contribute to the Rural Parliament, even if they can’t be present at the national event. To find your local event check out our website events page: https://www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk/events/ There’s always room for more too, so if you would like to organise an event in your community, then check out our Get Involved section on the website: https://www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk/get-involved/
The key themes for the Scottish Rural Parliament were identified through consultation with you, the people of rural Scotland!
The themes are confirmed to be:
- Rural businesses and employment
- Land use, planning and land reform
- Transport infrastructure
- Protecting our natural assets and adapting to environmental changes
- Broadband and connectivity
- Support for communities to lead with confidenceRegistration is open!
Although not identified as a main theme, there was sufficient interest in the topic of ‘Delivery of health and social care’ that this will be adopted this as a future theme to follow from the first Rural Parliament in November. For more information and news, see our news section on the website: https://www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk/category/news/
You can now register to attend the National Scottish Rural Parliament event: https://www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk/event/scottish-rural-parliament/