14th – 16th November 2018
Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations Michael Russell
Keynote speech from Mr Russell on post-Brexit rural policy.
Minister for Rural Affairs and Natural Environment Mairi Gougeon
A post-Brexit rural policy discussion panel, chaired by Ruth Wishart.
Rural Innovators Awards 2018
Hear from the winners of the 2018 Rural Innovators Awards; inspiring projects from all across rural Scotland. To enter: https://www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk/srp2018/srp18innovator/
Visits to local projects including Crafty Distillery, Round House, Mull of Galloway Lighthouse and local town walk. Full programme.
with Development Trusts Association Scotland
From harbours to heritage, energy to education, find out how community shares can be used to fund “What Matters” to your community.
It’s all about who you know
with Scottish Rural Action
An opportunity to speak to officials in different roles and different levels of local and national government about their roles and how best to forge a relationship with them.
Digital Scotland: R100 update
with Digital Scotland
An update on the R100 superfast broadband programme.
Radically rethinking rural democracy
Think creatively and join our conversation about how to reshape rural democracy. This workshop will help to shape our response to the Local Democracy Bill in 2019.
Rural services: Equality of access
with Disabilities Equalities Scotland, Age Scotland and Rural Mental Health Forum
Examining how we can ensure that all essential rural services – including those provided by the private sector such as banking and broadband – are inclusive now and in the future.
with Rural Housing Scotland and Scottish Rural Action
Rural homelessness can be a hidden issue, with people migrating to the cities due to a lack of affordable and suitable housing. Join our campaign to tackle rural homelessness taking place throughout December 2018.
A community banking hub?
with Development Trusts Association Scotland and Community Junction.
A discussion about the possibility of a community banking hub and some ideas about how it might be achieved.
Remote Control: A play by young people
Performance Collective Stranraer takes you to a small town in remote and rural Scotland and shows you what it’s like as we attempt to grow into adulthood. Our show is about theories of evolution, parking violations and that look you get in a local pub when you walk in… and you’re clearly not from there.