Centre for Remote and Rural Studies


CRRS aims to address issues related to the wellbeing of remote and rural regions, such as the Highlands and Islands. It focuses on social, economic, environmental and cultural opportunities and challenges facing remote and rural places, communities and people through conducting high quality social science research and policy analysis.

We focus on two cross-cutting themes :

Access and inclusion – an emphasis on social  inequalities ( e.g. poverty , social exclusion/inclusion, discrimination, etc.)  in remote and rural areas among diverse groups /households (e.g. low income, those with mental health, different ethnic groups, migrants, etc.).

Sustainability and change – particularly in the context of economic and social changes, neoliberalism, local-global linkages, climate change, demographics, migration and technological advances within the context of remote and rural areas.

Contact Philomena de Lima.