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The first meeting of Scotland’s Rural Parliament will be held next year. The event will empower Scotland’s rural communities by bringing people and policy makers together to look at improving policies and actions that address rural issues.
Norman MacAskill, Head of Rural Policy with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), said: “The rural parliament model has been tried and tested in many European countries, and the time is right to give it a go in Scotland. A Scottish Rural Parliament could enable a stronger, more coherent voice for Scotland’s rural communities that reflects their strengths, their common interests and their rich diversity.”
Further information about Scotland’s Rural Parliament – including the date of its first sitting - will issued by the Rural Parliament Management Group in due course.
More information: news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Scotland-s-Rural-Parliament-377.aspx