A Rural Parliament for Scotland
On Wednesday 28 August 2013, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead announced Scottish Government backing for the first meeting of a Scottish Rural Parliament to take place in 2014. The management group with responsibility for taking this forward has formed a company called Scottish Rural Action, with the sole purpose of developing and organising Scotland’s first Rural Parliament.
What will it mean for rural communities?
The creation of a Rural Parliament is a unique opportunity to enable a stronger, more coherent voice for Scotland’s rural communities. It is inspired by the successes of Rural Parliaments in other countries in Europe. A successful Scottish Rural Parliament must be firmly rooted in Scotland’s rural communities, developed by and for the people who live and work in rural Scotland. It is supported by the Scottish Government to enable more effective engagement with Scotland’s rural communities.
You can find more detail in a briefing from the Rural Parliament for Scotland steering group.
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