Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament 2023


Earlier this month, Dr Elizabeth Lawson curated the first ever session on ‘Water and Wastewater’ at the 2023 Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament in Fort William.

The session was well attended, with participants keen to engage on discussions around how to improve the management of existing decentralised technologies in rural Scotland (private water supplies and septic tanks) as well as required changes to governance structures before any new technologies could be implemented.

Dr Jill Robbie, Dr Jen Roberts, Dr Laura Major and Prof Bill Sloan were all also in attendance and helped out on the day, either through facilitation or note taking. Curators will compile outcomes from all sessions into a final report that will be presented to the Scottish Parliament later in the year.