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OrkCEmP: Exploring ideas about Community in Orkney

This page is no longer updated. The information presented here formed part of our previous areas of research. This has included research carried out on behalf of our research partners, commerical contracts and also the Scottish Goverment's Strategic research programme during the period 2011 - 2016.

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OrkCEmP - Exploring ideas about Community in Orkney logo
OrkCEmP is intended to be ‘practical research’ which involves members of the community for an extended period of time, and produces outputs that are useful to policy-makers, to the public, private and voluntary or not-for-profit sectors, and to people in rural communities.

OrkCEmP is part of a larger research programme Vibrant Rural Communities (Theme 8 of the Scottish Government's RESAS Strategic Research Programme) which is looking at perceptions and experiences of living in Scotland’s rural communities and the particular challenges and opportunities this provides.

OrkCEmP is intended to be practical research which involves members of the community for an extended period of time, and produces outputs that are useful to policy-makers, to the public, private and voluntary or not-for-profit sectors, and to people in rural communities.

OrkCEmP’s main objective is to contribute to understandings of how local communities can be empowered or can empower themselves, by following the processes used to engage residents in the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) project “Reducing Energy Growing Green”, run by the Orkney Housing Association (OHAL).

OrkCEmP will also explore the capacity of OHAL to manage and facilitate change, and consider the impact that new and existing institutions may have on rural community development, capacity and resilience.  As well as these, OrkCEmP is provididing OHAL with the expertise to perform a CO2 footprint assessment of a selection of its housing residents (~100) so that actual change can be monitored over time

Who is carrying out the research?

OrkCEmP is run by Liz Dinnie, social researcher at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen. She is part of a larger team of researchers co-ordinated by Dr Sarah Skerratt of SRUC (Scotland's Rural College), Edinburgh.

Research

Areas of Interest


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.