Rural Lives

Rural Lives is a research project which is examining 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.

The hope is that the project’s findings 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.


Visit the Rural Lives website to read more.