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What is the Rural Youth Project Smart Village?

1 September 2020

What is the Rural Youth Project Smart Village?

The Scotland-based Rural Youth Project is calling young people to join a focus group to help develop a pioneering “world-first” youth-centric Smart Village which will champion young people to collaboratively build vibrant, creative, and sustainable rural economies in the places they call home.

The Rural Youth Project Smart Village is a hyper-connected online platform that will include:

Networking Area

A space for young people to network and form mentoring relationships with their peers and, also older business and community leaders

Learning Hub

Access to learning resources to support them in building a vibrant, creative and sustainable rural economy in Scotland

Virtual High Street

A marketplace where young people can sell products and services. As a buyer from Smart Village ‘shops’ you will know that for every pound you spend, that you will be supporting a Scottish young person and investing back into their local rural community.

Event Venue

A marquee where special events will be hosted where inspirational speakers and young people can come together.


A 'white pages' for young people to know who to contact for support.