Holyrood Magazine Rural Economy supplement / 19 June 2017

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The Royal Highland Show; Brexit and the future of Scotland’s rural economy; Science and technology bring urban and rural together; and Comment by Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity.  

4 Briefing

A look at recent developments in the rural economy

 

6 Overview

The rural economy turns on adapting to change

 

11 Cabinet Secretary

Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, sets out his aims

 

13 Communities

Poverty and a lack of services are more keenly felt in remote locations

 

14 Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation

Scott Landsburgh, Chief Executive of SSPO, talks of salmon farming’s success for the rural economy

 

16 Caledonian MacBrayne

On building symbiotic relationships with the island residents served by their large ferry network

 

18 Islands

Scotland’s islands have a unique economy and infrastructure

 

20 The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

Alan Laidlaw, the new chief executive of RHASS, on how the Royal Highland Show brings all aspects of Scotland’s rural economy together

 

22 Parliamentary sketch

Fin Carson, the MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, loves national parks so much that he called a debate in parliament to get to the bottom of the matter

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