Understanding your Preferences to Build a Better Future for Rural Scotland – The James Hutton Institute

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute (JHI) in Aberdeen are conducting surveys to understand the challenges and opportunities facing Scotland’s vastAbout us | The James Hutton Institute rural areas. In particular, their research focuses on localities as potential places to liverural travel, and local food. And they want you to take part to hear your views.

The surveys are part of the project “Informing a socially and spatially just future for the Scottish rural economy: pinpointing opportunities, assets and support needs,” funded by the Scottish Government, and may inform future policies. You can learn more about this project and our rural research by looking at the website Scotland’s Rural and Island Futures.

JHI warmly invite you to fill in one or more surveys, depending on your interest and time availability. Completing one survey will take around 20 minutes of your time. You will be asked questions on socio-demographics, behaviours, attitudes and preferences. If you are really keen, you can decide to fill in the combined survey, which covers all the three topics and will take around 60 minutes.

To thank you for your contribution, you are invited to take part in a prize draw. For each survey, JHI will assign six gift cards of £50 to spend in a store of your choice, for a total of 18 gift cards. Those who fill in the combined survey will take part in three prize draws and can thus win up to three gift cards.


To fill in the surveys please visit – https://www.hutton.ac.uk/research/projects/rural-surveys-2023