Rural policy resources
The Centre's publications are organised into five themes, which covers the main policy areas the Rural Policy centre is involved in.
The Centre's publications are organised into five themes: Thriving Communities; Health and Wellbeing; Food Futures; Changing Environment; and Support to Agriculture. A link to the publications in each theme can be found below.
Our policy resources are split into five areas:
At a time of increasing demands on Scotland’s land, the changing environment presents a number of challenges for Scotland.
From primary production, through processing and manufacture to consumption, there is a need to ensure that we have a secure supply of safe, high quality food.
Rural communities across Scotland are diverse, from remote islands to accessible areas close to major cities.
Health & wellbeing
Rural areas of Scotland have a vital role to play in improving our health & diet and promoting wellbeing through enjoyment of the environment.
Support to agriculture
The Rural Policy Centre has produced a number of publications relating to the future of the agricultural industry and, more specifically, to the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Commission a project
The RPC’s core activities include undertaking research projects and producing research reports, writing research and policy briefings, organising and facilitating events and writing commentaries and blogs.