SRP 2016

The Scottish Rural Parliament in 2016 brought together 350 people from across rural Scotland to discuss the issues of greatest importance to rural communities.

We agreed a Manifesto for rural Scotland and decided what actions need to be taken and by who, to ensure our rural communities are empowered, connected and sustainable. 

The four subjects prioritised by participants were: Land, Local democracy & governance, Business and Broadband and mobile phone signal.

The Scottish Rural Parliament presents a genuine opportunity for communities to make real and positive changes where they live.

The Rural Parliament is a participative event. Anyone who lives or works in a rural area can attend the Rural Parliament and anyone attending can decide what will be discussed.