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December Newsletter

It is with great pleasure that we publish our final Manifesto for rural Scotland and announce the results of the election to our board of directors.  Both are very welcome steps forward and we give our thanks to people the length and breadth of Scotland who have been involved.

I'm greatly looking forward to taking forward the Manifesto in 2017 and I hope you are too.  In the meantime, from all of us at Scottish Rural Action, we wish you all a very happy holiday season!
-Amanda Burgauer

Manifesto for rural Scotland launched

We are very pleased to share with you our Manifesto for rural Scotland and priorities for 2017-18:

The Manifesto was released in draft form in September 2016, with participants at the Scottish Rural Parliament able to make changes to the wording and propose additions.  The final version of the Manifesto was voted on overwhelmingly by those at the Rural Parliament.

There are 19 areas of the Manifesto, of which four were voted by participants as being the top priorities for Scottish Rural Action to take forward in 2017-18. These are "Digital Connectivity", "Land", "Business" and "Democracy & Governance".

You can read the Manifesto in full by going to

You can also request a printed copy by emailing

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM took place in Perth on Friday 9th December 2016 where three new Directors were officially elected to the board of Scottish Rural Action. Thanks were given to retiring directors Maggie Gordon, Kris Chapman, Gordon Methven and Niall Smith.

Our three newly elected Directors are:

Faith Harding
Dr Stephen Bird
Lee Haxton

The board also appointed four additional new directors to the board:

Gordon Harrison
Mary Williams Edgar
Simon Brooke
Anne Simpson

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WILLIE SULLIVAN, director of the Electoral Reform Society Scotland
We look forward to working with all seven new directors.

You can find draft minutes of the AGM on our website:

We're Recruiting!

We are currently seeking a Volunteering & Campaigns Coordinator.

Hours: Full-time
Salary: £25,000 – 30,000 depending on experience
Based: Homeworking with regular travel
Pension: Up to 5% contribution

You can view the job description, person specification and details of how to apply by going to:

Applications close at midnight on 5th January 2017, with interviews taking place between 9th-23rd January.

Office Closure

Scottish Rural Action has taken the decision to close our office based in the Moat Centre, Rothesay with effect from 21st December 2016, to coincide with our Christmas & New Year holidays closure.

When we return after the festive holidays on 5th January 2017, we will have a new PO Box address (details of which will be announced shortly) and a new telephone number.  Our new contact number will be: 07935 614 857, open Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.

Seasons Greetings!

From all at Scottish Rural Action, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2017!

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