Rural Parliament

Rural Parliament
Scotland: National Rural Network

A Rural Parliament for Scotland

On Wednesday 28 August 2013, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead announced Scottish Government backing for the first meeting of a Scottish Rural Parliament to take place in 2014.

The creation of a Rural Parliament is a unique opportunity to enable a stronger, more coherent voice for Scotland’s rural communities. It is inspired by the successes of Rural Parliaments in other countries in Europe.

A successful Scottish Rural Parliament must be firmly rooted in Scotland’s rural communities, developed by and for the people who live and work in rural Scotland. It is supported by the Scottish Government to enable more effective engagement with Scotland’s rural communities.

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