About Us

Discussion session at outer hebrides eventThe Scottish National Rural Network aims to connect rural Scotland in all its diversity to promote economic growth and community development.

Since the website launched in April 2009, more than 8,000 separate items of news and information have been posted on the site, and it has received over 850,000 page views by over 175,000 unique visitors. Most of the site's users are from Scotland, however we have also had visits from a further 170 countries including Mongolia!

The Scottish National Rural Network also runs regional events ranging from themed conferences to project visits. Find out about these in our SNRN Regional Events section.

You can follow us on Twitter @scotruralnet or join in on our Facebook page.

Find out more about the Scottish National Rural Network in our Mission and Purpose and FAQs sections.

Mission and purpose

Find out about the mission and purpose of the Scotland National Rural Network website here.


If you've got a question about the Scotland National Rural Network website, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions section. If you can't find the information you need get in touch by emailing editor@ruralgateway.org.uk.


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