Scottish Rural Action release draft Action Plan

graphic with text 'A Manifesto for Rural Scotland'
Norette Ferns

Scottish Rural Action has released its draft Action Plan for 2017-19.

Scottish Rural Action (SRA) is a non-profit, apolitical organisation which is completely independent of Government. They are a company formed with the dual purpose of developing and organising Scotland’s Rural Parliament and supporting the development of a rural movement. 

The draft Action Plan for 2017-19 focuses on key policy areas as voted for at the Rural Parliament in 2016:

  • transport
  • business employment and enterprise
  • land
  • democracy and governance
  • digital connectivity

The plan also includes information on a number of cross-cutting activities, such as recruiting a network of volunteers across rural Scotland, hosting a member’s day in 2017, and the third Scottish Rural Parliament in 2018.

SRA is welcoming input from stakeholders which identifies potential collaborations, information on where SRA may be at risk of duplicating work, and any other comments which will help finalise their Action Plan for publication in May 2017. 

If you would like to make comment on the draft Action Plan, contact SRA National Coordinator Emma Cooper by 26 April 2017 by calling 07896 216236 or emailing

You can read the draft Action Plan on the Scottish Rural Action website.