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Young Rural Change Makers Programme

We decided to create the Young Rural Change Makers Programme to support young people, like you, to thrive in the rural area you call home. Each Friday, for five weeks, there will be a two-hour hands-on Masterclass led by key experts in their field focussing on leaderships, enterprise, communications, and community building!

Rural Youth Project Qualitative and Covid19 Report Launch

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.

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2019 Ideas Festival highlights

The second Rural Youth Project Ideas Festival was held at Wiston Lodge, Lanarkshire, which gathered 50 rural young people together to share ideas, network, develop new skills and discuss how to make life better for themselves and their peers.

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Think Different

Fifteen Scottish Enterprise Rural Leaders and five Rural Youth Project delegates were challenged to “think different” on the urban/rural divide on a learning journey to the Netherlands.

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Survey Overview

The results of the 2018 Rural Youth Project survey show that 72% of young people living in rural locations feel optimistic about their future despite the challenges of transport, access to services, employment and connectivity.

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Minister Supports Rural Youth Project

Scottish Government's Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment Mairi Gougeon lives in rural Angus and is passionate about supporting young people in rural communities and the Rural Youth Project.

Rural Youth Project

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.

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Watch

As part of the Rural Youth Project, we will follow the lives of 15 young people to tell their story.

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Listen

Listen

The award winning Rural Youth Podcast is hosted by and for young people living in the countryside.

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Learn

Learn

Explore the survey and case studies that provide insight into the lives of young rural people.

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