The Scottish Rural Parliament brings people from rural communities together with local and national decision-makers for three days of celebration and exploration in Stranraer from 14-16 November - and you're invited!

The 2018 Scottish Rural Parliament comes at a critical time when the future of rural Scotland is in the spotlight like never before. At the event, participants will examine a wide-range of issues affecting rural communities and make recommendations for change. 

Anyone who lives or works in rural Scotland, or who makes decisions which affect rural Scotland, can attend the Scottish Rural Parliament and it's free for people from community organisations to attend.

Effort is made to ensure that each region of Scotland is well represented and that there will be a good mix of people with different backgrounds and interests in attendance.

The Rural Parliament has the feel of something with enormous potential. It could become a brilliant opportunity to translate community empowerment into action.

Members of the Voluntary Arts Scotland team will be at this event to host a workshop that explores voluntary-led creative activity in the rural context - we will be announcing our workshop contribution soon, so please check back or get in touch for more information ([email protected]).

Visit the Scottish Rural Parliament website to see the draft programme and register to attend.