14th– 16th November in Stranraer “Taking Action”
The Scottish Rural Parliament brings together people from rural communities with decision-makers, for three days of celebration and exploration. Participants examine a wide-range of issues affecting rural communities and make recommendations for change.
I learned new things, was exposed to new ideas about eliciting information and commitment from people and I enjoyed the buzz that was created at the event and being part of it.
Anyone who lives or works in rural Scotland, or who makes decisions which affect rural Scotland, can attend the Scottish Rural Parliament. It is free for people from community organisations to attend.
We aim to ensure that each region of Scotland is well represented and that there is a good mix of people with different backgrounds and interests.
The Rural Parliament has the feel of something with enormous potential. It could become a brilliant opportunity to translate community empowerment into action.
As you will be aware, Sunday 11 November 2018 marks the centenary of the end of World War 1, and a number of special commemorations are being organised across the country to mark this historic occasion. At full Council on Thursday 29 June, Councillors unanimously agreed the following motion, which sets out how this historic moment will be marked in South Ayrshire:
On Sunday 11th November 2018, the people of the United Kingdom and numerous countries across the world will mark the moment the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. To play our part in remembering the sacrifice of millions of men and women, this Council agrees to commemorate this historic moment in the following ways:
We will work with people and communities across South Ayrshire to create a knitted banner of 2018 poppies that will become a long-lasting tribute to those lost in battle and that can be used at future Remembrance events.