RGU will build upon previous analogous research exploring the social and cultural importance of main streets in the Orkney Islands.

Qualitative research will be carried out in five communities (two in Scotland, one each in Ireland, Sweden and Norway).

The team will additionally work with an airport to develop a Community Engagement Strategy to maximise stakeholder and public engagement which assists the airport to:

  1. effectively exploit social media
  2. optimize the use of off peak space for educational, social and cultural activities that are of most value to the community (in collaboration with other stakeholders)
  3. fully exploit its social and cultural capital. The strategy will be available on the project website.


This part of the project has its own Facebook page.