SRP 2018

400 people from across Scotland arrived in Stranraer to take part in the Scottish Rural Parliament; for what is thought to be Scotland?s largest participatory democratic event.

The Scottish Rural Parliament takes place every two years. It brings people working, volunteering and representing rural communities together directly with policy makers and influencers to explore solutions to a range of rural challenges and to look at opportunities for community led solutions. Topics of discussion included health service provision, future rural policy, rural gender pay gap and supporting refugees in rural areas; as well as more typical rural concerns such as land based industries, connectivity and rural housing.