Scottish Rural Parliament event in Rothesay

Rothesay Pavilion is to host a Scottish Rural Parliament event on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
Rothesay Pavilion is to host a Scottish Rural Parliament event on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

The first Scottish Rural Parliament is inviting people on the Isle of Bute to take part in their discussions this month.

Scottish Rural Action is planning a local Rural Parliament event which is open to the public to attend.

The event takes place at Rothesay Pavilion on Tuesday, September 30 between 6pm and 8.30pm, and refreshments will be served.

The organiser Francesca Harding said: “This is a valuable opportunity for people on Bute to find out more about the Scottish Rural Parliament and to contribute their opinions to the discussions that will take place at the very first Scottish Rural Parliament later this year.

“I urge you to attend the event if you can and help us to share the challenges and achievements of our community.”

To book your place at the local Rural Parliament event, contact Francesca at events@scottishruralparliament.org.uk as places are limited.

The very first Scottish Rural Parliament will be taking place later this year in Oban. The three day event, from November 6-8, will bring together four hundred decision-makers, organisations and people from rural communities across Scotland.

The Rural Parliament will produce a shared vision for rural Scotland with identified actions to be taken at community, regional, national and EU level, whilst celebrating the strengths and achievements of rural communities.

Unlike most Parliaments, a Rural Parliament is a bottom-up process of discussion and debate which anyone can participate in, rather than people being elected to represent other people’s views. Over the coming months there will be lots of chances to get involved. You can register for updates and find out more at www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk.