CPG on Rural Policy: Supporting Scotland’s Young Rural Entrepreneurs


  • March 8 2022
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
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In the next CPG on Rural Policy we will discuss support for young people in rural Scotland with particular focus on entrepreneurship

About this event

The topic for this meeting will be ‘Supporting Scotland’s Young Rural Entrepreneurs’.

We are excited to have four young people from rural areas of the UK speaking at our next CPG on Rural Policy. Each speaker will share their experiences in setting up a rural business, describe support that was available to them and reflect on what is needed in future to support Scotland’s young rural entrepreneurs.

  • Elen Hughes and Jade Owen will share their experiences from Wales on the Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050 project
  • Rachel Parker from Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders will tell us about her experiences of setting up a bakery
  • Emily Armstrong from the Isle of Tiree will talk about her farming Highland cattle business as well as other work she is involved in
  • Treasa Cadogan from Cape Clear, Ireland’s southernmost inhabited Gaeltacht island, will share her experiences including setting up a farmers market
  • Rebecca Dawes, a Director of the Rural Youth Project will provide some reflections based on the speakers, her work with other young people through the Rural Youth Project and her own personal experiences

After short presentations from each of our speakers we will open the floor for questions and discussion.

This meeting will take place online via Microsoft Teams. You will be sent a link to join the meeting once you have registered via eventbrite. To submit apologies for this meeting please contact the Rural Policy Centre directly at rpc@sruc.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing many of you at the meeting. We are especially keen to hear the experiences of young people living in Scotland.

Best wishes,

The RPC Team