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Addressing the out-migration of young people from the Scottish Highlands and Islands

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Chris Yuill

Project Description

Remote rural and island communities have long faced the problem of the out-migration of young people, who leave their local areas to pursue education and employment opportunities elsewhere. This proposed project will explore the ways in which countries in the Arctic region, with demographic and geographic profiles similar to that of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, address the challenges of retaining young adults in rural areas; and will identify policies, interventions, and examples of good practice that might be adopted, or adapted, in the Scottish context. The project will consist largely of desk-based research, where an extensive review of relevant academic, government, third sector, and other ‘grey’ literature, will be followed by a series of online interviews, with experts and other stakeholders from across the Arctic region, that will explore the issues and potential solutions in greater detail.

Funded through the Artic Connections Fund.

Status Project Complete
Funder(s) Scottish Government
Value £9,940.00
Project Dates Jan 5, 2022 - Mar 28, 2022

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