The Centre's publications are organised into five themes, which covers the main policy areas the Rural Policy centre is involved in.
The Centre's publications are organised into five themes: Thriving Communities; Health and Wellbeing; Food Futures; Changing Environment; and Support to Agriculture. A link to the publications in each theme can be found below.
Our policy resources are split into five areas:
At a time of increasing demands on Scotland’s land, the changing environment presents a number of challenges for Scotland.
From primary production, through processing and manufacture to consumption, there is a need to ensure that we have a secure supply of safe, high quality food.
Rural communities across Scotland are diverse, from remote islands to accessible areas close to major cities.
Health & wellbeing
Rural areas of Scotland have a vital role to play in improving our health & diet and promoting wellbeing through enjoyment of the environment.
Support to agriculture
The Rural Policy Centre has produced a number of publications relating to the future of the agricultural industry and, more specifically, to the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Commission a project
The RPC’s core activities include undertaking research projects and producing research reports, writing research and policy briefings, organising and facilitating events and writing commentaries and blogs.