Scottish Rural Action has just released membership forms so you can now ‘officially’ become a member of Scottish Rural Action, the body responsible for the Scottish Rural Parliament.
Scotland’s first Rural Parliament event was held in Oban in November 2014 with over 400 delegates in attendance, and closed with a call for action to achieve a more empowered, connected and sustainable rural Scotland. There was overwhelming agreement that the Rural Parliament should continue, with the next main event scheduled to take place in 2016.
The Scottish Rural Parliament is a unique opportunity to enable a stronger, more coherent voice for Scotland’s rural communities. The Rural Parliament is different to the Scottish Parliament in that it is not an official form of government, but instead is a forum for debate between the people of rural Scotland and the policy makers. It provides rural communities with a greater opportunity to influence decision-making, to network and to share expertise.
Scottish Rural Action, the body responsible for the Scottish Rural Parliament, have announced they are now open for applications to become members of the organisation. Members can be national organisations, community organisations (those with a local or regional remit) or individuals.
The opportunity to stand for election as a Director of Scottish Rural Action is also now open. Nominations to be a director need to be received by 5th February 2015.
For more information on joining Scottish Rural Action and supporting the Rural Parliament to create a stronger voice for rural Scotland, please visit the Scottish Rural Parliament website.