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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