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Dr Sarah Skerratt, Marsaili MacLeod, Clare Hall, Ron Duncan, Mike Strachan and Janice Harris.
SACwith Professor Malcolm Moseley ( CCRI) Professor Jane Farmer ( UHI)
Scottish Government Social Research 2008
ISSN 0950 2254 ISBN 978 0 7559 7381 1(Web only publication)
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AcknowledgementsList of tablesList of boxesList of figures
1. INTRODUCTION: BACKGROUND AND APPROACHBackground Aims and objectives of the project Community facilities in rural life: findings from a review of literature and data Policy context in Scotland in relation to rural community facilities Methods
2. FINDINGS: CONDITION, USES AND SUSTAINABILITYIntroduction Physical condition of RCFs Governance and management Economic sustainability The nature of use and RCF users Regional variation in survey findings
3. FINDINGS: SUPPORT AND FUNDING FOR FACILITIESIntroduction Committees' use and experience of support Advice and support services available RCF funding landscape
4. CONCLUSION: THE FUTURE FOR SCOTLAND'S RURAL COMMUNITY FACILITIESFuture needs and options Sustainability and community facilities in rural Scotland Key policy and practice issues
APPENDICES AcronymsResearch methods overviewPostal surveyCase studiesDesired changes to surveyed RCFs
The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.
This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.
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