We felt Tread was an apt name for this magazine. Young rural people have a love of place borne of treading its landscape. And tread depicts a moment in life’s walk – a moment in rural history, a moment on life’s journey and a place where ancestors walked before. We wanted to share these stories with you through the first edition of our new magazine – Tread.
Eleven digital champions from across Scotland are working with the Rural Youth Proejct to help develop a pioneering “world-first” youth-centric Smart Village. The Rural Youth Project Smart Village will champion young people to collaboratively build vibrant, creative, and sustainable rural economies in the places they call home.
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to many changes for young people, so we felt that it was a crucial time to ‘hear’ the voices of the under-30s living rurally. So, we decided to produce this follow-up qualitative report, to capture the sentiments from the free-text responses in our 2018 survey and from our other engagement.
The Rural Youth Project is an international grassroots movement for positive change to empower young people (18 to 28 years of age) to develop their leadership, enterprise & activism skills, to play an integral part in making rural places attractive and viable for young people to build their lives and their futures there.
As part of the Rural Youth Project, we will follow the lives of 15 young people to tell their story.Find Out More
The award winning Rural Youth Podcast is hosted by and for young people living in the countryside.Find Out More
Explore the survey and case studies that provide insight into the lives of young rural people.Find Out More