Community Wealth Building

Community Wealth Building: Rural and Island Insights

Scottish Rural Action, InspirAlba and the David Hume Institute brought together a roundtable of experienced practitioners to discuss rural and island wealth building strategies and to explore how wealth building policy, particularly the Preston model adopted by the Scottish Government, may be leveraged to strengthen these strategies.

Discussions from this roundtable have been summarised in a report, which will be taken to the Advisory Group on Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation.

The report highlights that wealth building strategies, such as volunteering, community-led enterprises, tradition bearing and crofting, have enabled communities to flourish for hundreds of years. Re-framing policy could better strengthen these strategies and deliver welcomed economic transformation in rural and island places.