Midlothian - Scottish Rural Parliament
The Scottish Rural Parliament is a powerful collective voice for people and groups from rural Scotland, including Midlothian (which is a rural area). Ahead of the Scottish Rural Parliament 2023, this mid-term event will be a chance to find out about the recommendations of the Scottish Rural Parliament 2021 and discuss how they align with priorities in Midlothian. It will also add Midlothian’s voice to the Rural Parliament and the influence it wields over national policy.
This event is part of the Tyne Esk LEADER Rural Communities Testing Change project. In the LEADER definition, all of Midlothian is classed as rural apart from the urban centre of Dalkeith. Understanding what rural communities in Midlothian have in common with others across Scotland, and where people’s priorities differ, will help to shape a needs-based strategy for potential continuation funding for community-led local development after EU LEADER funding ends in March 2022.