Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway
14th-16th November 2018
Download: Draft programme
Venue: Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP. Car parking is free and on-site.
Wednesday 14th November
09:00 Registration opens (until 19:00)
Visits (half or full day) leave – visits to inspiring projects in Dumfries and Galloway.
13:30 Lunch and exhibition – you are invited to a light lunch and to meet our 40+ exhibitors.
14:00 Film programme – a selection of short films about rural life in Scotland and around the world.
Fringe programme – a diverse range of discussions and talks hosted by the participants and exhibitors.
18:00 Opening ceremony and dinner – including keynote speeches, the Rural Innovators Awards and a curated programme of local entertainment.
Thursday 15th November
09:00 Registration and exhibition opens
09:30 Our vision for rural Scotland: Setting the scene for post-Brexit discussions – keynote speakers and panel discussion.
10:50 Workshops – examining key aspects of rural policy.
12:20 Lunch and exhibition
13:40 Open Space – an opportunity for participants to set their own agenda.
16:30 Our vision for rural Scotland: Feedback and summary
19:00 Formal dinner and ceilidh – optional three-course meal and ceilidh at the North West Castle Hotel, Stranraer.
Friday 16th November
08:30 Fringe – a variety of discussions and talks hosted by the participants and exhibitors, including an early-morning walk and historical tour around the local town.
10:00 Workshops – a range of practical and discussion workshops on the theme of ‘Taking Action’.
12:00 Final plenary (feedback, voting) and SRA AGM
13.30 Lunch and farewell
Please note this is a draft programme and subject to change. However, we will endeavour to keep the key timings the same.