Land Use and Agriculture Just Transition Community Workshops announced
The Scottish Rural Network will be supporting Scottish Government Just Transition policy colleagues to engage directly with rural and island communities this summer.
A series of community workshops will be undertaken in July and August to engage directly with rural and island communities across Scotland, which will help shape and inform our approach to the Land Use and Agriculture Just Transition.
The first round of in-person events will be held in the last week of July followed by a further round in the last week of August.
The workshops aim to bring together community members who are passionate about, or involved in, our Land and/or Agriculture as we seek to draw upon your lived experiences and knowledge as Scotland looks to transition to a more sustainable and equitable future.
The first in-person event will be held on Monday, 24th July, 2023 at Hawick Rugby Club, Mansfield Road, Hawick, TD9 8AW.
Through these discussion, we will look to introduce the concept of Just Transition and how it relates to Land Use and Agriculture and its relevance to the local community and offer the opportunity to discuss and share your experiences on key themes such as the rural economy and jobs, communities and place, people and equity and the environment and climate adaptation as we seek to transition to a more environmentally friendly and socially just economy.
Whether you are a directly involved in Land Use and Agriculture, or simply a community member interested in making a positive impact, this workshop is for you. Come and connect, share ideas, and contribute to the ongoing dialogue on building a more sustainable future.
Don't miss this chance to be a part of the development of this Land Use and Agriculture Just Transition Plan.
You can find links to the July dates below. August dates and locations to follow.
- Hawick, Scottish Borders – 24 July
- Gairloch, Highlands – 25 July
- Tarbert, Harris – 25 July
- Tarbert, Argyll – 26 July
- Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire – 27 July
A discussion paper has been published to support discussion on the development of a Just Transition Plan for Land Use and Agriculture. It sets out a summary of current context, commitments, targets and policy ambitions and can be found at the link below.