'Scottish Government research on island depopulation in Japan' with Dr Jane Atterton from SRUC

Come and join us online for the first in the Islands Matter Seminar Series

The first of the UHI Islands Matter webinar series will be held at 12.00 UK time on the 22 September. It will feature Dr Jane Atterton, Manager and Policy Researcher, in the Rural Policy Centre, at SRUC and colleagues. They will talk about research they have undertaken for the Scottish Government on island depopulation in Japan. They have been exploring some exciting case-study depopulation initiatives in the Japanese islands. They will be drawing lessons for Scotland’s islands and sharing them. The research team consists of researchers from SRUC and the University of Newcastle in the UK and Akita International University and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in Japan. There will be an opportunity to enter into discussion and ask questions.

The Islands Matter webinars are the result of a collaboration between Dr Andrew Jennings Institute for Northern Studies UHI, Professor Frank Rennie UHI Outer Hebrides and Dr Beth Mouat UHI Shetland . This series of webinars was set up to address the hunger in the Scottish islands to hear from experts based in other islands worldwide, and to help inform the UHI Islands’ Strategy.