Whilst infrastructure is designed and built by people working in the STEM industry, it is important that the needs of the communities it serves are met.
Throughout any infrastructure project there is a significant amount of public consultation built in to the process and planning. These resources give an insight into how this is achieved.
We anticipate these resources being used by students studying the SQA Level 4 qualification and/or other project-based learning activities. Most of these resources are appropriate for Secondary pupils.
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Transport Scotland Website
The link below will take you directly to the community engagement overview for the A9 Dualling Project between Perth and Inverness.
Here you can access exhibition material used by Transport Scotland during public exhibitions to keep local communities and road users informed as the project develops.
Linked via the page above there is access to the ‘A9 Dualling Programme – Engaging with Communities’ booklet.
This provides a summary of the National Standards for community engagement and explains how public engagement will proceed during the dualling process.
Communication with local landowners is key during the design and building process of infrastructure projects. These resources provide some information about how the process around this.
Scottish Land and Estates
The link below will take you directly to the Scottish Land and Estates website.
Through the topics of Land Use and Environment, Tourism and Enterprise and Housing and Communities the Scottish Land and Estates are keen to show the contribution they make to Scotland. Using the tab bar across the page select links to areas of interest to find out more information.
By following the ‘What we do’ link you gain access to a national survey providing research data titled the ‘Economic Contribution of Estates in Scotland’.
The link below will take you directly to Scottish Gamekeepers website.
On the homepage select ‘Gamekeeping Facts’ from the tab bar to access key facts, figures and information about the contribution gamekeepers make to Scotland’s economy and conservation.
Scottish National Farmers Union
This page tells you lots of interesting facts about farming in Scotland.
The link below will take you directly to the topic of agricultural statistics on the Scottish Government website. Here you will find information on a wide range of agricultural themes; income, farmland use, livestock and more. Simply choose a link that is of interest to access statistical and economic information.
Association Deer Management Groups
The link below will take you directly to the Association of Deer Management Groups. Using the tab bar across the top of the page you can access information about their role and their value to the Scottish rural economy.
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