Rural Lives

Welcome to Rural Lives

This research project will ask about the wellbeing of people and families in rural areas, focusing in particular on peoples' ability to meet their financial commitments and needs comfortably – having enough income to meet more than life’s essentials and to deal with unexpected financial shocks. We are interested in how peoples' wellbeing may be changing, for better or worse, and why. We hope that what we learn will help policies to improve wellbeing in rural areas.

This research is being managed by Professor Mark Shucksmith of Newcastle University, working with SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) and Impact Hub Inverness. The work is funded by the Standard Life Foundation.

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