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Rural Parliament destination revealed


The next session of the biennial event will take place in Stranraer later this year

Rural communities will come together later this year to discuss issues of importance.

The three-day Scottish Rural Parliament will take place in Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway on 14-16 November.

The biennial event hopes to brings together 400 rural community participants to discuss their priorities and this year will focus on two key issues – rural policy post-Brexit and taking action.

Announcing the event, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “It is important people have a say in decisions affecting them, and the Rural Parliament is an important part of that process, allowing rural communities from across Scotland to discuss and agree priority areas for development and local democracy.”

Welcoming the announcement, Amanda Burgauer, chair of Scottish Rural Action said: "The dual themes of action and influencing around Brexit will foster a dynamic event that will help define the future of rural Scotland as the UK approaches Brexit and in the years that follow.

“The event will offer an opportunity for 400 people from across rural Scotland to influence high level decision makers and ensure their community's voice is heard.”

Bookings are now open for those who wish to attend the session.



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