September 21, 2016
Be in Brechin
Two years ago, the largest ever gathering of ‘Rural Scotland’ convened in Oban. This was the staging of the first Scottish Rural Parliament. Since then a huge amount of work has been undertaken both to strengthen ties with other rural parliaments and rural movements across Europe and to build a grassroots rural movement within Scotland. In advance of the second Rural Parliament due to be held in Brechin next month (a few places still available) the organisers have published a Manifesto for Rural Scotland.
It is with great pleasure that we share with you our draft Manifesto for rural Scotland.
This is a statement of the collective views of people from all across our country – from Shetland to the Borders, Fife to Benbecula and many places in-between– about the needs of rural communities. We would like to thank everyone who attended and organised the events that gathered this information and those who replied to our surveys.
How we collectively take forward this Manifesto will be the heart of the discussion at the Rural Parliament to be held from 6th – 8th October this year, where we hope to agree a final version of the Manifesto and create an action plan, involving all levels of society, to take forward those items deemed most important.
Amanda Burgauer, Chair of Scottish Rural Action