Community libraries have grown rapidly in number and are taking on a variety of roles in rural communities, finds Brian Wilson.
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.
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.
PEOPLE are more trusting of local than national government, but does this always translate into wanting local policy decisions? Brian Wilson finds out.
SHOULD LEPs set distinct rural or social enterprise objectives, or should they mainstream those issues through their other objectives? Brian Wilson finds out.
The impacts of climate change and policies to adapt to climate change may have unequal repercussions, including for vulnerable groups, finds Brian Wilson.
In rural areas some aspects of the public health agenda may be easier to address than others, discovers Brian Wilson.
The ageing rural population has particular implications for housing, transport and health provision according to a new report, finds Brian Wilson.
COMMUNITY renewable energy schemes have been growing rapidly in number, but may still not be realising their potential, finds Brian Wilson.
Migration by older people is about more than retirees moving to the countryside, finds Brian Wilson.
FIRST contact schemes to support vulnerable and older people are a growing force, finds Brian Wilson.