After Brexit: 10 key questions for rural policy in Scotland

Jane Atterton, Andrew Copus, Jayne Glass, Anne Liddon, Philomena De Lima, Davy McCracken, Andrew Moxey, Lorna Philip, Sally Shortall, Mark Shucksmith

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Abstract

In Scotland, at the time of the EU referendum, a majority of people saw their future as remaining within the European Union and 62 per cent voted to do so. Following the result Scotland has an opportunity to make new plans and to create a fresh vision for the future that will not only benefit urban dwellers but also rural communities across the country. This poses particular challenges
for policymakers, and many of these challenges are specific to Scotland and need consideration from both the devolved Scottish Government and Westminster. Scottish agriculture and its wider rural economy has some unique features, including its greater remoteness and environmental
challenges, larger extent of fragile farming systems with high value for nature, and its historical crofting traditions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNewcastle
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Brexit
  • Rural policy
  • Scotland
  • Agriculture
  • rural development
  • Community

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