Tackling social isolation

A Scottish Government consultation on Social Isolation has opened to examine the views of communities in tackling isolation and loneliness.

Emma Cooper, Chief Executive of Scottish Rural Action, said “We welcome a focus on loneliness and isolation which can be very damaging for individuals and communities in rural Scotland. Problems with poor transport links, high living costs and the increased centralisation of services can all contribute to feelings of isolation. When we consulted for the Scottish Rural Parliament in 2016, we found young people in particular are finding this challenging.”

Scottish Rural Action will be preparing a response based on previous consultation with rural communities and will be in touch with members about further input, but if you’d like to respond directly you can find the details here:


Emma Cooper


Emma joined SRA in 2014 and was our Chief Executive until February 2019. She is going to be touring in a mega motorhome so might be out of touch with us for a while.

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