Scottish Rural Action
Rural topic(s): Civic engagement, local governance and dialogue
Country: United Kingdom
Web site: http://www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk
Scottish Rural Action is the legal entity which organises the Scottish Rural Parliament (www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk/). SRA takes forward priorities voted on at the Rural Parliament and advocates on behalf of rural communities on a wide range of issues.
They work by:
Influencing policy and services at a national, regional and local level on the 5 key priority areas in the Rural Manifesto for Scotland to ensure the needs and interest of marginalised people living in rural areas are not overlooked.
Representing the voice of rural Scotland on key Scottish Government decision-making committees including National Transport Strategy Partnership Group, Broadband R100 Expert Group, Rural Policy Cross-Party Group.
Connecting with rural communities through our developing active volunteer-led networks to build a grass-roots rural movement.
Organising the Scottish Rural Parliament every two years to connect rural communities with decision-makers and to raise the profile of rural needs and strengths.
Providing opportunities for rural communities to connect, share and learn from each other.
Scale of intervention : Regional
Keywords: rural parliament, Community Led Local Development (CLLD), community spirit, empowerment of rural communities, collective approach, bottom-up approach, integrated rural development
Methods: advocacy, meeting, seminar and conference organisation, networking, campaigning