Rural Exchange


The rural economy is made-up of multiple sectors. Many of these are land-based sectors such as farming, forestry and mining, however, these are not the only activities that occur in rural areas and many other businesses operate from and service these places. Whilst some of the challenges of conducting business in the countryside are universal, others are more sector-specific. In our NISRIE project we are looking at the issues faced by multiple different sectors, including fisheries, the accommodation, and the child care sectors. 

Further Reading

More within the Sectors project


Scotland’s Natural Economy

Putting rural areas at the forefront of a green recovery.

Scotland is widely regarded as having a significant stock of high quality natural capital, but the potential of the country's...[more]


Rural and Island Circular Economy

Rural and Island Circular Economy Initiatives: International Learning and Local Case Studies

This research explores the feasibility of circular economy initiatives in a rural and island context in Scotland. It draws...[more]

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