Tourism in Rural Wales? A more sustainable future

Tourism in Rural Wales? A more sustainable future

As a result of Covid a number of challenges have arisen in rural Wales in recent months and certainly one of the biggest tensions is the relationship of rural communities with tourism. As we entered the beginning of lockdown tensions arose between many within the...

Why are young people emigrating?

Why are young people emigrating?

By Dr Dyfan Powell, Wavehill The ONS statistics show that thousands of young people leave the Arfor[1] area each year. This is one of the structural weaknesses of the area's economy. These young people are economically active and, as individuals who have been brought...

From the community up: a new way for market towns

From the community up: a new way for market towns

As part of this year's Eisteddfod AmGen events, Arsyllfa held a series of sessions relating to the economy in Wales. The first session ‘From the community up; A new way for market towns' was an opportunity to look at how some Welsh towns had been affected by Covid-19...

What is Arfor?

What is Arfor?

Arfor is a socio-economic network of four Welsh counties, which will work in unison for the benefit and future of the Welsh language.  The concept has evolved over a number of years, largely by policymakers and language planners and will embody the counties of...

Using the Welsh language as part of your business

Using the Welsh language as part of your business

Already a thriving and living language in many communities, the Welsh language is used by an array of businesses not only in the workplace but while creating products and providing services. It’s an integral part of the business offer. A good example of how the Welsh...

What is Marchnad Lafur Cymraeg?

What is Marchnad Lafur Cymraeg?

Marchnad Lafur Cymraeg is a pilot project that aims to develop the Welsh language as a catalyst to the economy. The project was initially funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European...