SILK Sustainability Seminar

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My land? Your land? Scotland! An investigation into land use visions for rural Scotland' Christiane Valluri-Nitsch (PhD Student, University of Edinburgh)

When Apr 21, 2016
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Studio 3 (room 116) Brahan, Perth College
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If you would like to attend the seminar in person or VC/Jabber then please send an email to Amy Woolvin and Angela Paterson.

 

Title: My land? Your land? Scotland! An investigation into land use visions for rural Scotland

Abstract

Scotland is a small country of finite resources. Demands on the land are increasingly complex and it is now widely recognised that in order to achieve sustainable rural land management scientists, policy makers, rural communities and wider society will have to work together.

During the first part of the seminar I will be talking about my research and the findings of a series of 21 stakeholder interviews from the different land use sectors and types (i.e. Private, Public, NGO) in Scotland. The aim of my research is to study means of assessing land use visions and to extract the differences and similarities in those. Interviewees were asked to speak about their vision for ‘Rural land use in Scotland in 2050’. Visions broadly clustered around themes of 'regional diversification' and 'best land and competitiveness in a wider European market'. Although they might appear to be on different ends of the spectrum, there was also a lot of consent across sectors and sector types which might open up opportunities for dialogue and reduce conflict.

The second part of the seminar will be very much discussion led. I am looking forward to answering any questions about the results and methods as well as discussing how these results fit into the wider picture of society and land use in Scotland.