Engaging and empowering communities and stakeholders in rural land use and management: technical report

Summary report of the aspects of research on how to assist rural communities to engage with decisions on land use and management.


The authors would like to thank all those that took the time to respond to the online questionnaires and one-to-one interviews. We had a far greater response than we had hoped for and we thank you for taking the time to take part and in particular for your openness and honesty.

Thanks to Clare Magill of the Scottish Government and the Project Management Group, Alan Cameron of Scottish Natural Heritage and Bob Frost of Forestry Commission Scotland who provided guidance and contacts. Thanks also to the Research Advisory Group who provided comment.

Finally, thanks to Dialogue Matters' associate Mark Reed (now Professor of Social Innovation, Newcastle University), and other team members at Dialogue Matters for your commitment and hard work.


Email: Clare Magill, socialresearch@gov.scot

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