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Facebook Fan Page of the Scottish Rural Network

Tool category
& type

Website and Social Media:

  • Facebook
  • Keyword(s)

    Communications, Cooperation, Information, National Rural Network, Participatory approach, Website & Social Media


    The Facebook fan page of the Scottish Rural Network is providing information related to rural development, agriculture, environment and natural resources. The Facebook page is also used to inform about forthcoming events and to promote agriculture and rural development in Scotland by sharing links of articles, videos and websites or by disseminating information about the activities of the network. Followers are invited to comment and share their own information and opinion. In Scotland, Facebook is now considered as an important place to discuss and share experiences.

    & RDP Region(s)

    United Kingdom

  • [UK] Scotland
  • Main purpose

    The main goal of the Facebook fan page is to provide people with information and news about the Scottish Rural Network and to encourage discussions and knowledge sharing.

    tools used


    Target audience

    EAFRD Beneficiaries:

  • Farmers
  • Other rural businesses
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Marginalised and Disabled
  • Other EAFRD Beneficiaries

  • Rural Development Stakeholders:

  • NRNs
  • Managing Authorities
  • Other Government
  • LAGs
  • EU Institutions
  • Other Rural Development Stakeholders

  • General Audience:

  • Students
  • Youth
  • General Public
  • Urban Population
  • Rural Population
  • Other General Audience
  • Technical information

    All posts are in English but Facebook provides a "See translation" link allowing any follower to read posts in their own language.

    Date produced


    Cost range

    up to €4 999


    The Scottish National Rural Network

    Distribution & Promotion

    The Scottish National Rural Network

    Assessment of effectiveness

    The account is often updated with news, invitations and documentation. As of November 2013, the account registered around 900 followers.

    Name of organisation

    The Scottish National Rural Network

    Type of

    National Rural Network


    Name of contact person

    Anna Murray


    Scottish Government, Rural Communities Division, Rural Directorate, Area 1D, Pentland House, 47 Robb’s Loan, Edinburgh, EH14 1TY, UK


    +44 131 244 6180