Past Events

Researching Scotland’s Ruralities – Social science perspectives on current issues in rural Scotland

SCRR workshop

Wednesday March 20, 2013

UPDATE: please see below for event report.

Looking at social science is a relatively novel undertaking for SCRR, which to date has concentrated more on the biological, agricultural and environmental aspects.

The aim of this event was to encourage social scientists (broadly interpreted) working on topics in a rural context to come together to exchange information and insights, and to help SCRR develop a more fully cross-disciplinary approach to ‘rural research’.

The meeting had a number of focus points but was also planned to encourage researchers to network: researchers who were not presenting were invited to display posters giving information about their projects. It was supported by SCRR and by the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum at the University of Edinburgh.

Venue: Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ

Further Information

Programme of events (PDF, 529 KB)

Event report

An event report and presentations from this event are now available to download.

Brief report from SCRR News, issue 77 (PDF, 79 KB)

Event report (PDF, 253 KB)


Opening address – James Curran (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Opening address – Rebekah Widdowfield (PDF, 271 KB)

Plenary session 1 – Christine Watson (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Plenary session 1 – Kathy Velander (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Plenary session 1 – Rob McMorran (PDF, 5 MB)

Plenary session 2 – Ann Bruce (PDF, 805 KB)

Plenary session 2 – Bill Slee (PDF, 370 KB)

Plenary session 2 – Jayne Glass (PDF, 1 MB)

Parallel session 1 – Michael Rosie (PDF, 0.9 MB)

Parallel session 1 – Philomena de Lima (PDF, 461 KB)

Parallel session 1 – Sarah Skerratt (PDF, 3.3 MB)

Parallel session 2 – Artur Steiner (PDF, 340 KB)

Parallel session 2 – John Nelson (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Parallel session 2 – Liz Dinnie (PDF, 0.9 MB)

Closing session – Steve Yearley (PDF, 204 KB)