Scottish Rural Parliament Opens Day Delegate Booking

The Scottish Rural Parliament has opened a series of day delegate booking options for people who want to participate in part, but not all, of the event. 


The Rural Parliament takes place in Stranraer from 14-16 November.  It is a three day participatory democracy event providing an opportunity for rural communities, businesses and organisations to share their ideas and opinions about a range of rural issues.


People who want to participate in selected aspects of the Rural Parliament can now book specifically onto the Rural Parliament visits on Wednesday 14th November:



The Wednesday fringe, film and exhibition: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-rural-parliament-2018-fringe-film-and-exhibition-14th-nov-tickets-51802350224


And the Friday fringe programme on 16th November: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-rural-parliament-2018-fringe-programme-16th-nov-tickets-51802739388


Emma Cooper, Chief Executive of Scottish Rural Action, the organisation that runs the Scottish Rural Parliament, said:

“It’s extremely important that the Scottish Rural Parliament is fully accessible and inclusive to everyone from rural Scotland who wants to attend. We anticipate our day booking options to be of particular interest to people in south west Scotland. 
“The Rural Parliament theme ‘Taking Action’ has been developed to empower rural Scotland in the face of unprecedented constitutional, structural and funding changes, so we very much hope that a broad range of south west Scotland’s community groups join us to share knowledge and experience of taking action to empower rural areas.” 

Speakers at the Scottish Rural Parliament will include Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations, Mairi Gougeon MSP, Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment, Colin Smyth MSP, Labour Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Connectivity and Transport, Edward Mountain MSP, Scottish Conservative Spokesperson for Rural Affairs, Robin McAlpine, Director of the Common Weal think tank and journalist and commentator Ruth Wishart.


For more information and details of the programme visit www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk .  Booking for the full Scottish Rural Parliament programme remains open until 10th November or until all places are allocated.

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