The Future Sustainability of Highland Communities #1 – Depopulation

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Date(s) - 18/05/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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A panel discussion and Q&A on the issue of depopulation in the north of Scotland and a look at various initiatives addressing it.

Caithness and Sutherland are forecast to suffer a drop in population of 9.3 percent over the next ten years. This will have a serious impact on the future sustainability of our communities, our services and our culture. Communities across Scotland are working to address depopulation and the loss of young people from their areas in various ways. These include the development of affordable housing, business space, tourism projects and local services such as shops, pubs and schools.

Community Land Scotland are hosting this event to hear from communities across the north of Scotland about their work in reversing population decline, together with local agency and support organisations who can help communities with this work.

Comprising of a number of short presentations followed by a panel discussion and open Q&As for members of the public.

Questions can also be submitted in advance and the event will be recorded.

This is the first in a series of three events being held focussing on community led development in Caithness and Sutherland between May and July 2021. Future events will address community regeneration and resilience and how communities can contribute positively to climate action.

This event will be held on zoom – please register here for the link.

To submit your questions or any other event queries, contact Aimee Hesp at