Rural Commentary

Monday, 15 September 2014 09:43

Changing face of rural library services

Community libraries have grown rapidly in number and are taking on a variety of roles in rural communities, finds Brian Wilson.

Saturday, 16 August 2014 09:51

A brighter future for market towns?

INITIATIVES set up under the 2000 Rural White Paper to help market towns may have passed into history, but their legacy lives on, finds Brian Wilson.

Sunday, 06 July 2014 17:45

The changing face of rural Scotland

YOUNG people in rural Scotland can face a stark choice - move away or stay and face limited opportunities, finds Brian Wilson.

Local authorities look to organisational change and new models of service delivery to balance the books, finds Brian Wilson.

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 07:22

Local identity and local governance

PEOPLE are more trusting of local than national government, but does this always translate into wanting local policy decisions? Brian Wilson finds out.

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:38

Way forward for rural social enterprise?

SHOULD LEPs set distinct rural or social enterprise objectives, or should they mainstream those issues through their other objectives? Brian Wilson finds out.

Monday, 24 February 2014 14:55

Climate change and social justice

The impacts of climate change and policies to adapt to climate change may have unequal repercussions, including for vulnerable groups, finds Brian Wilson.

Monday, 13 January 2014 14:52

Getting to grips with rural public health

In rural areas some aspects of the public health agenda may be easier to address than others, discovers Brian Wilson.

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