For the 2021 Virtual Scottish Rural Parliament, Scottish Rural Action partnered with the Scottish Islands Federation in the Secretariat role, and nearly 100 organisations were involved in session curation and delivery. Over 500 delegates attended the 15 sessions in March 2021 to share their stories and discuss rural and island living. The 2021vSRP was supported by the Scottish Rural Network and sponsored by South of Scotland Enterprise.
Right now SRA is working hard, alongside the curators, to collate the information from the sessions. This information will then guide the creation of an updated Manifesto for Rural and Island Scotland.
Session reports and recordings are uploaded on to the website as soom as they are approved by the session curators.
- Young People Leading Change
- Remote and Rural Activism
- Democracy and Local Governance
- Advancing Equality
- Rural Movement
- Rural and Island Economy
- One Gigabit Rural & Island Scotland
- The Use of Coastal Land and the Seabed
- Community Led Tourism
- Climate Change
- Rural and Island Transport
- Social Care
- Good Food
- 20 Minute Neighbourhood
- Rural Mental Health and Wellbeing
- The Big Panel Debate
For a full list of speakers and organisations involved in the 2021 Virtual Scottish Rural Parliament, click here.
We did not deliver a dedicated Housing Session at the 2021vSRP. There was no need to because the curators - Rural Housing Scotland - had just delivered their excellent Rural Housing Summit in February 2021 and published a comprehensive Manifesto.