Engaging and empowering communities and stakeholders in rural land use and land management in Scotland

Report on how best to assist rural communities to engage with decisions on land use and land 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 then we had hoped for and we thank you for taking the time to take part and in particular for your openness and honesty.

For permission to use and adapt the Welsh Government's 2015, 'Sustainable Futures Development Architecture' our thanks to author Diane Reynolds.

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 Socio-Technical Innovation, Newcastle University), and other team members at Dialogue Matters for your commitment and hard work.


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