About Scottish Rural Action

Scottish Rural Action's purpose is to ensure that all people living and working in rural Scotland have the power to enact change in their communities and can actively engage with peer groups, government and policy makers in order to do so.

We work with our members and partners at national, regional and community levels to: 

  • build a grassroots-led rural movement in Scotland that connects rural communities with each other and with politicians and decision-makers;
  • collaborate with groups that may face additional barriers to having their views heard to create platforms that better enable their participation in the rural movement;
  • collectively develop a cross-sectoral, locally-informed understanding of rural Scotland's economy, society and culture that shapes local practice and national policy;
  • deliver the biennial Scottish Rural Parliament and a Rural Manifesto for Scotland.


Scottish Rural Action is a Scottish charity and company limited by guarantee governed by a Board of Directors who are accountable to our membership.