Virtual Scottish Rural Parliament 2021

Tuesday 16 March 2021 - 14:00 to Thursday 18 March 2021 - 16:00


Scottish Rural Action & partners

We all have a personal story to tell about the events of 2020, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the UK’s uncertain progression towards Brexit. 

Wherever you are, as you are, Scottish Rural Action and partners invite you to bring your story to the 2021 Virtual Scottish Rural Parliament and shape the future of rural and island Scotland. Over five days in March 2021, we will look at some of the things that deeply affect our lives, from local democracy to digital communications and climate change. We will explore what needs to be done so that our communities are thriving, and our natural environment is safeguarded.  

Your voice and vision will form the basis of an updated Manifesto for Rural and Island Scotland.  This event is FREE and online. Everyone is welcome. If your family members, pets or livestock choose to join you on-screen, it will add to the richness of the experience for all of us!   

Each day includes interactive sessions on different topics, enabling participants to explore current thinking and to identify actions that will make a positive difference to our future lives and livelihoods. The closing session on day 5 invites a panel of decision makers to reflect and respond to the recommendations emerging from the 2021vSRP explorations.

2021vSRP sessions use a mix of presentations and interactive elements, including breakout rooms, café style conversations, polls and collaborative whiteboard space, to ensure participants have multiple options to listen and contribute in their own time and at their own pace.

A networking facility, connecting you to other participants, and a virtual exhibition space, showcasing organisations, causes and culture will be available throughout.  

You can view the Programme by clicking here