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September Newsletter

Scottish Rural Parliament 2018

Images of the last SRP, including fireworks, the First Minister, speeches and dancingWe'll shortly be announcing lots of exciting content for the Scottish Rural Parliament 2018 - keep your eyes peeled for a dedicated email coming soon!

In the meantime, you can still book your place at this years event which takes place on 14th– 16th November in Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway. Book your place here.

Rural Innovators Awards

Image of a lightbulbYou have just under two days to enter our prestigious award, with winners showcasing their work at an award ceremony at the Scottish Rural Parliament in November.

You can enter your own or another project that you think will excite and inspire others in a number of different categories. Click here to find out more.

Rural Transport Convention

Image of delegates at the conventionFind out what happened when people from across Scotland came together to debate the challenges and opportunities presented by transport in rural areas at the Rural Transport Convention in Inverness on 11 and 12 of September.

The event brought together a diverse range of delegate and speakers, who discussed a range of transport related issues. Find out what was discussed and what happens next by clicking here.

Manifesto for Rural Scotland – chance to update

Graphic showing a range of issues affecting rural communitiesThe Manifesto which guides the work of Scottish Rural Action was agreed at the Scottish Rural Parliament in Breichan.  The SRP this year offers a chance for changes to be made to this document. To do this you have to submit a motion.  You can find out what is already in the manifesto, and how to go about writing and submitting a motion by clicking here. The deadline for submitting a motion is the 21st of October.

Post Brexit policy - workshops across rural Scotland

Graphic showing a range of issues affecting rural communitiesWe have a series of events and workshops happening across rural Scotland - the purpose of these events is to help us shape policy developed after we Brexit.  This will be presented to the Scottish Government and representatives from Scottish political parties at the Scottish Rural Parliament. It's important that we represent the views and needs of people across rural Scotland.

Find out how you can attend an event near you by clicking here.

Could you be a Director of SRA?

The election of directors for SRA takes place this year at our AGM at the Scottish Rural Parliament. The election process for directors is different this year, and candidates for the election need to submit a short application by the 12th October. Directors are looking for specific skills and keen to check the suitability of candidates, including references, before they are put forward to the membership for approval or election. Find out how to apply by clicking here.

Two quick surveys...

Image of a survey being undertakenHighlands and Islands TransportThis survey is designed for those living and working in the Highlands and Islands, who use air transport for business, leisure or both.

Democracy Matters - We are collecting responses to submit to the Scottish Government survey to gather new evidence from people living and working in the Highlands and Islands to inform its work on Air Departure Tax. This survey is designed for those living and working in the Highlands and Islands, who use air transport for business, leisure or both.

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