Centre for Remote & Rural Studies

The Centre for Remote and Rural Studies (CRRS) is an inter-disciplinary social science based research centre, focused on social and public policies in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and comparable rural and remote regions.


Based in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, CRRS works collaboratively with a number of academic partners and research associates at local, national and international levels. We focus on the following three crosscutting themes:

  • Access and inclusion – with an emphasis on identifying inequalities in remote and rural areas, and working with academic policymakers and other stakeholders to address such inequalities;
  • Sustainability – with a specific focus on asset ownership and management, leadership, regional development, third sector activities, and public service delivery in remote and rural places;
  • Managing change – particularly in relation to economic and social change, local-global linkages, climate change, demographics, migration and technological advances within the context of remote and rural areas.

In addition to research, the Centre is also involved in some Masters teaching and PhD supervision. Further information about the Centre, staff and current and past activities can be found at the CRRS website.


Key information and contact details

You can find more information at the CRRS website.

Project Director: Dr Philomena de Lima

Email: Philomena.deLima.ic@uhi.ac.uk
T: +44 [0]1463 273 562
F: +44 [0]1463 273 569

Centre for Remote and Rural Studies, Inverness College UHI, Midmills Campus, Inverness, IV2 3NF