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...

About Rural Network Wales

About Rural Network Wales

By Liz Bickerton, Chair of Rural Network Wales In November 2018 a group of individuals and representatives of independent enterprise agencies met in Aberystwyth to share our experience of community led local development in Wales. Our aim was to highlight the potential...

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...

Rural recovery plan

Rural recovery plan

Aberystwyth University and the Welsh Local Government Association Rural Forum are working together on a rural recovery plan for Wales that will aim to deliver a new vision for rural Wales in 2030. The work is part of the pan-European ROBUST project, a European project...