Remote and Rural Activism

Rural and Remote Activism - 2021vSRP Session on 8th March 2021 

Session curated by Scottish Rural Action and chaired by Esme Leitch, Communications and Engagement Officer. 

This session was a celebration of the diversity and success of Rural and Remote Activism. It was attended by 77 participants. As well as exploring activism in general, the session looked at the topic through four issue specific lenses- racism, gender-based violence, the rural housing crisis and Gaelic discrimination. Despite discussing different topics, the presenters echoed each other on the rural specific barriers to activism and a common theme of the prevalence of issues being denied or played down in communities was clear. Appropriate and up to date education and safe spaces for people to discuss issues were acknowledged as important for supporting activism.

Session Report