Rural Exchange


Our research on NISRIE, Novel Insights on Scotland's Rural and Island Economies, informs policy in this area including rural enterprises, Community Wealth Building, agriculture beyond Brexit, and rural food economies. Our research re-emphasises the diversity of economic activity in rural and island communities and points to a greater need for place-based policy, for instance extending the legislative requirements for Island Community Impact Assessments into our remote and very remote mainland communities.

Based on the evidence from our research we will evaluate policy interventions and generate policy recommendations across all of these issues, and these will be published in policy notes, briefings, and blogs.

Further Reading

More within the Policy project


Supporting New Rural Support Scheme

Evidence to Support Development of a New Rural Support Scheme for Scotland: A summary of written outputs.

The NISRIE...[more]


Local Food in Scotland Report

There has been a growing interest in local food economies in Scotland (and the rest of UK...[more]

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