Rural policy resources

We examine the impact of policies on rural businesses and communities to provide knowledge for future policy development. Our research briefings and policy summaries share valuable and straightforward insights on the big issues affecting rural lives.

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Rural policy projects

We aim to inform the development of future policies by gathering evidence and sharing knowledge. Our research projects focus on a range of issues of importance to the sustainability and resilience of Scotland's rural and island communities and businesses.

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Rural policy events

We organise virtual and in-person events to discuss rural topics, highlight rural policy issues and facilitate connections amongst stakeholders. We welcome any collaborations and suggestions for future events.

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Have your say

The Rural Policy Centre is Secretariat for the Cross-party group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy, which on a quarterly basis.

Cross-party groups include MSPs from across the Scottish Parliament and are open for everyone to attend that lives, works or has an interest in rural Scotland and beyond.

We’d love it if you could join us at a meeting to have your say on the issues affecting you.

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Connect with us

Through our work we aim to improve the quantity and quality of evidence and expand upon the knowledge base about rural Scotland. The work we do informs the development of future policies by raising the profile of issues affecting our rural communities.

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The Rural Policy Centre is a knowledge hub for rural Scotland. We engage with rural communities as well as consultant, educators and researchers across SRUC to harness the latest rural knowledge.

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Meet the team

Get to know our friendly rural policy specialists and find out how to contact us.

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Join the conversation on the Rural Policy Centre Twitter page.

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Research news

Have a look at our latest news articles to find out more about our research activities and impact across the globe.

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Contact our Research Team

Get in touch with our research team if you have any questions.

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You can access our research outputs, learn more about our research team, see our current and past research projects and much more on SRUC Pure.

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