Regional and regionalised approaches to changing ruralities – Orkney Islands and Scottish Borders

Sarah Skerratt, Leaza McSorley

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Abstract

This case study explores the concepts, practices and implications of a “regionalisation” of rural futures, through examining development policies operating in Scottish Borders and Orkney Islands, Scotland. Trends including urbanisation (as communications routes improve), land and community abandonment (as clusters or centres of population grow, and services and livelihoods decline in remoter areas), plus the need for affordable rural housing, all have landscape implications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovations in European Rural Landscapes
Place of Publication Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages137-149
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)97836420417106
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • rural landscapes
  • development policies
  • Orkney Islands
  • urbanisation

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    Skerratt, S., & McSorley, L. (2010). Regional and regionalised approaches to changing ruralities – Orkney Islands and Scottish Borders. In Innovations in European Rural Landscapes (pp. 137-149 ). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04172-3_9