Scottish Rural Parliament opens for registrations

'A Manifesto for Rural Scotland' graphic
Norette Ferns

Registration is now open for the Scottish Rural Parliament 2016 event.

The Scottish Rural Parliament will bring together 400 people to discuss the issues of greatest importance to rural communities in Scotland.

The event will be held in Brechin, Angus from 6 to 8 October and is free for most people to attend.

The event starts with visits to local projects on the Thursday morning, and ends on Friday evening with all of those present agreeing a Manifesto for rural Scotland – a statement of collective ambitions and needs – followed by a great dinner and entertainment that evening.

The Saturday is open to participants in the Rural Parliament as well as members of the public. There will be a fantastic range of exhibitors, fringe events – which anyone can host - more visits to local projects and an interesting discussion panel. Anyone can book onto one or more of the Saturday events.

There are also opportunities to exhibit, host a fringe event and support the event.

There are limited places for the Rural Parliament and organisers are asking people to register their interest in attending. They will ensure a good mix of people from the different regions of Scotland and a wide variety of interests and backgrounds are represented. They will confirm places at the event from those who have registered their interest in attending on an ongoing basis.

Visit the Scottish Rural Parliament website to find out more.

See what happened at the first Scottish Rural Parliament in Oban in 2014 in the short film below:


Scottish Rural Parliament 2014 from Scottish Rural Parliament on Vimeo.