Rural Lives: Understanding financial wellbeing and vulnerability in rural Scotland and rural England

  • Mark D. Shucksmith (Participant)
  • Polly Chapman (Participant)
  • Jayne Glass (Participant)
  • Atterton, J. (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...


Two online events to launch the final report of 'Rural Lives: understanding financial hardship and vulnerability in rural areas'.

Event 1: Scottish Parliament webinar, chaired by John Scott MSP.
- Presentations from the research team
- Responses from Aileen Campbell MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government), Rhoda Grant MSP (Scottish Labour Party Spokesperson for Rural Economy and Tourism), Jamie Halcro-Johnston MSP (Scottish Conservative Party Spokesperson for the Rural Economy and Tourism), Dr Calum Macleod (Community Land Scotland and Independent Researcher), Vanessa Halhead (Scottish Rural Action), Douglas White (Poverty and Inequality Commission).
- Panel discussion with Dame Barbara Kelly, Linda Hutton (Citizens Advice Scotland), Dr Calum Macleod (Community Land Scotland and Independent Researcher), Professor Mark Shuckmith (research team), Polly Chapman (research team), Dr Jayne Glass (research team)
- Vote of thanks from Prof Wayne Powell (Principal and Chief Executive, SRUC)

Event 2: Rural Coalition seminar, chaired by Rt Rev Bishop of St Albans (President of Rural Coalition)
- Presentations from the research team
- Responses from Jeremy Leggett (ACRE - Action with Communities in Rural England), Graham Biggs (Rural Services Network), Rev Claire Maxim (Arthur Rank Centre), James Alcock (Plunkett Foundation), Ellie Thompson (Trussell Trust).
- Panel discussion (chaired by Mubin Haq, CEO of Standard Life Foundation) with the respondents plus Prof Mark Shucksmith (research team)
Period22 Mar 202123 Mar 2021
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • rural
  • poverty
  • social exclusion
  • financial hardship
  • financial wellbeing
  • voluntary sector
  • community
  • affordable housing
  • transport
  • rural economy
  • rural business
  • welfare
  • social policy
  • rural policy