The rural economy is critical to Scotland’s future, and the NCRA wants to hear from as many people as possible about their ideas and aspirations for that future.​

The NCRA is an independent body providing advice and recommendations on future rural policy to support a vibrant, sustainable, inclusive rural economy.

It was formed in July 2017 by Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity to advise Scottish Ministers and provide evidence-based advice on the implications of Scotland leaving the EU and to recommend future actions that could sustain a vibrant and flourishing rural economy.

Our work is an on-going conversation with communities to take forward a new vision. We look forward to working with you to finalise our recommendations in September 2018. We invite you to consider our recommendations and to bring your creativity and ideas to help us make Scotland’s rural economy vibrant, sustainable and inclusive.  

The rural economy in Scotland has huge untapped potential. We’re building a strategy to unleash it & you can be part of it.

We want to hear your rural views - click here for more information.