The Rural Policy Centre has launched its Rural Scotland in Focus 2016 report, on Tuesday 29th November at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh.
This is the fourth report in the series, and provides a fast-track to up-to-date evidence and commentary on key topics of rural and national importance, in order to inform policy, practice and research.
The Report has three main sections:
-Section 1 which focuses on changing land management in the agriculture, estates and forestry sectors (written by Steven Thomson, Dr Rob McMorran and Prof Davy McCracken)
-Section 2 focuses on reviewing evidence about the characteristics of rural Scotland’s economies beyond the land-based sector and highlights where there are gaps in our evidence (written by Dr Jane Atterton)
-Section 3 reviews community empowerment from 1999-2016, and discusses the need for data to underpin on-going assessments of whether, where and how these policies deliver (written by Prof Sarah Skerratt).
For the summary brochure click here.
For the full report click here.