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Community Land Scotland

James Hutton Institute, Demographic change in remote areas

As part of research within the ‘Communities and Wellbeing’ work package in the Scottish Government’s Strategic Research Programme (2016-2021), a multidisciplinary research team including researchers at the James Hutton Institute and Scotland’s Rural College are working to answer the following question:

What are the links between trends in farming/crofting/key rural industries and population change, and how do these affect the provision of ecosystem services, and threaten the resilience of rural communities?

The research outputs from this project are housed on the James Hutton Institute website.