A three-month consultation into the impact of Brexit on rural Scotland has been extended to the end of November due to “overwhelming demand” from rural communities.
The results of the consultation, by Scottish Rural Action (SRA), will be presented to the UK and Scottish governments.
SRA chief executive Emma Cooper says it is critically important that the voice of rural Scotland is heard.
“While we do not yet know what the Brexit agreement will be, we know that Brexit will mean very significant change for Scotland’s people, communities and enterprises and it is absolutely essential that rural concerns are listened to and understood.”
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She added: “We have been overwhelmed by the breadth of interest and the depth of feeling about Brexit that is emerging.”
Post-Brexit policy is due to be explored at a session of the Scottish Rural Parliament which takes place in Stranraer from November 14-16, during which an SRA position statement will be handed to Michael Russell, Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations.
To enable people to attend the session, SRA is running a free bus from Inverness to Stranraer via Perth and Glasgow. The event includes visits to local projects and a range of workshops and activities on Taking Action and Brexit.