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Opportunities and challenges for rural businesses in Scotland

Join our panel to explore the key challenges, unique opportunities and support available for rural businesses in Scotland.

What to expect from this webinar

The discussion will cover:

  • What is a rural business?
  • Why might a business launch in a rural location compared to a city?
  • What opportunities are there for businesses to take advantage of?
  • What are the key challenges businesses in rural locations face?
  • What services are available to support rural businesses?
  • What role can digital play facilitating rural business operations?
  • Advice for those looking to launch a rural business
  • Advice for rural business owners on attracting and retaining staff locally

Plus, you’ll have a chance to ask questions of your own, and you can submit one in advance by emailing

Joining host Danny Gallagher (Business Gateway Highland Manager), are panellists:

  • David Richardson – – Highlands and Islands Development Manager, FSB
  • Jackie Brierton – CEO, GrowBiz Scotland
  • Francesca Wade – Co- owner, West Coast Alpacas

This webinar will be held on GoToWebinar.

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Essential Info

31st August 2021

10:00 - 11:00

National (all regions)


Business Development, COVID-19, Growing your business, Starting Up.

National Webinar - available to everyone across Scotland

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