Inclusive participation in rural Scotland: research report

Preliminary exploration report details the findings of research into barriers to participation facing lesser heard voices in the context of rural Scotland. Specifically, it focuses on the LGBTI community, disabled people, carers and ethnic minorities.


Thank you to all who kindly participated in this project, voluntarily giving up their time.

With thanks also to ronan mccabe who carried out this research as part of a 3-month internship as part of the scottish graduate school of social science (SGSSS) scheme in rural and environment science and analytical services (RESAS), Scottish Government.

The views expressed in the discussion of the qualitative research findings reflect the views of the participants and do not reflect the official view of the Scottish Government.



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