6th – 8th October 2016
Brechin Community Campus, Angus
The Scottish Rural Parliament in 2016 brought together 350 people from across rural Scotland to discuss the issues of greatest importance to rural communities.
We agreed a Manifesto for rural Scotland and decided what actions need to be taken and by who, to ensure our rural communities are empowered, connected and sustainable. The final Manifesto and Action Plan will be published here shortly.
The four subjects prioritised by participants were: Land, Local democracy & governance, Business and Broadband and mobile phone signal.
The Scottish Rural Parliament presents a genuine opportunity for communities to make real and positive changes where they live.
The Rural Parliament is a participative event. Anyone who lives or works in a rural area can attend the Rural Parliament and anyone attending can decide what will be discussed.
Films of the event including keynote speakers: https://vimeo.com/user34135522
Open Space workshop report (discussions hosted and owned by attendees of the Rural Parliament): B0ok-of-proceedings_final
The Rural Innovators Award is for a project, person or organisation which is improving life in rural communities by tackling one of our key topics. The more innovative the project, the better!