'Water as Community Resource' The 9th Annual Andrew Raven Trust weekend


Ardtornish House, Morvern

The ninth residential gathering organized by the Andrew Raven Trust held at Ardtornish Estate, Morvern, North Argyll, was on the theme of Water as Community Resource.

The Trust’s previous weekend themes, all under the broad heading of topics of importance to sustainable rural development, had been: Carbon and Land Use; Sustainable Affordable Rural Housing; Vital Communities; Owning Land for Good?; Paths; Shared Space; Flourishing Childhood and Food.

The 2014 weekend, co-organised by trustees Maggie Gill and Sally Thomas on the topic of 'What is the impact of how we consume food in Scotland?' had focused attention on the ways in which we manage our vital resources and water, one way or another – the sea and fish farming; water used in food production – had come clearly into view.

Full report

Amanda Raven's account of the weekend can be read online or downloaded as a PDF document. The PDF includes several photos from the weekend.