The Rural Youth Project, initiated by Jane Craigie Marketing, has introduced the Scottish Farmer as its first media partner. The publication will support the international research project which is underpinned by an online survey, a vloggers focus following the lives of UK and international youths over the next 12 months and culminates in a rural youth Ideas Festival in August 2018.
Jane Craigie of Jane Craigie Marketing, who initiated the research-based project with colleague Rebecca Dawes, said:
“We are delighted to have the Scottish Farmer media partnering the Rural Youth Project. The well-known weekly magazine has been at the heart of Scottish agriculture and rural media since 1893, building a strong relationship with rural communities across the country. The organisation will be a great asset to the project, with a wealth of knowledge, experience and resources from industry professionals.”
During the next 12 months, the magazine will feature monthly updates on the Rural Youth Project including; a preview and highlights from the Ideas Festival, survey results, and vlogger and partner focuses.
Claire Taylor, Scottish Farmer’s Political Reporter has also joined the strong group of young vloggers from across the globe who are sharing their challenges and aspirations of rural life with the Rural Youth Project over the next 12 months.
The Rural Youth Project was founded to ‘plug the knowledge gap’ about the rural youth in Scotland and other countries in the UK and around the world. The Scottish Farmer has joined other industry organisations including Lanta, National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs (NFYFC), Rural Youth Europe, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Rural Action, Scottish Rural Network, The Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) and Youthlink Scotland as official partners for the project.