Call for Rural Heroes

Community groups, voluntary organisations and elected representatives are being encouraged to nominate Rural Heroes to ensure the voice of the whole of rural Scotland is heard at the Scottish Rural Parliament next month. 

Scottish Rural Action, the organisation that runs the Scottish Rural Parliament, has unveiled travel and accommodation bursaries to support attendance by people who might not otherwise be able to attend. They are now calling on rural groups and rural representatives to nominate bursary recipients.

Emma Cooper, Chief Executive of Scottish Rural Action, said:
There has never been a more important time for the voice of rural Scotland to be heard, and we want to make sure that the 2018 parliament is as inclusive and as accessible as possible. 

“We know that for small community organisations, and for individual community activists, the cost of travel and accommodation can be a barrier.  We want to take those barriers away, so we have put together a number of bursary packages to help people attend.”

Community groups in rural areas are encouraged to nominate their own local heroes to attend the Scottish Rural Parliament by emailing contact details to [email protected].

Nominations for bursaries from under-represented areas of Scotland will be given priority. Thereafter, bursaries will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The Scottish Rural Parliament takes place from 14-16 November in Stranraer in south west Scotland.  For more information and details of the programme visit www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk

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