IT IS HOPED than an event this week in the Elgin Town Hall will help form the decision-making process of the Scottish Rural Parliament over the next year.
Possibly Scotland’s largest ever conversation on Scottish Rural Action is taking place around the country – with the issues that matter most to rural communities up for discussion.
The Parliament’s Manifesto for 2016 is currently a blank canvas – when complete it will be a statement on the collective ambitions and actions required for rural communities. Along with other events in the coming weeks, the Elgin meeting will start with an update from the Parliament on its activities since the last such event two years ago.
It will be part of the whistle-stop tour of how rural policy has changed and the chance to have a really good natter about the issues which you want to talk about.
A spokesman said: “We are a not for profit organisation who are independent of Scottish Government and have no political affiliation.
“The Scottish Rural Parliament discusses issues chosen by the people living in rural Scotland and does not promote any viewpoint other than that agreed by the people of rural Scotland. To find out more about us visit http://www.scottishruralparliament.org.uk.
“Please come along to your local event and tell us all about it – or check out our online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/wearerural.”
Wednesday’s event is expected to last around two hours and refreshments will be provided – the doors open in the Elgin Town Hall at 6.30pm.