Rural conference to take place at New Lanark

Published: Tuesday 7 February 2023

This image shows a scenic view of New Lanark

The challenges and opportunities for rural Lanarkshire communities is to be the focus of a conference taking place next month.

The Rural Conference: Strengthening Local Communities takes place on Wednesday 1 March from 2pm at the New Lanark Visitor Centre.

The aim of the conference is to consider current economic, environmental, and social challenges faced by rural Lanarkshire Communities within Scottish Government priorities. 

It will also look at developing Lanarkshire’s priorities for the new Community Led Local Development (CLLD) fund, aligning with the aims of the national programme.

Chair of South Lanarkshire Council’s Community and Enterprise Resources Committee, Councillor Robert Brown, said: “Developing future opportunities for our rural communities in South Lanarkshire  is particularly important just now.

“We would like as many people as possible who have an interest in the vitality and wellbeing of our rural towns and villages to come along to this event.

“It will allow local people and local organisations to influence and inform policy and activity that affects the people who live and work in rural Lanarkshire.” 

If you would like to attend, please email the funding and development team.

A number of breakout workshops will take place during the day, as well as a variety of speakers.