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COSLA's rural affairs forum meets in Dumfries next Friday (May 8), ...
COSLA's rural affairs forum meets in Dumfries next Friday (May 8),

when councillors from across Scotland will meet in the council


COSLA's policy is to meet around the country and previous venues for

meetings have included Forfar, Kilmarnock, Aberdeen and Fife.

The agenda for the meeting includes a report on rural affairs and the

Scottish parliament.


1. Welcome and introductions

2. Minutes of the meeting held on 13 February 1998 (pages 1-4)

3. Rural Affairs and the Scottish Parliament - Report by Policy


4. Rural Fuel Prices - Report by Policy Officer

5. Report of the Task Group on CAP Reform - Report by European and International Affairs Officer

6. Scottish Office Consultation Paper on Land Reform - Report by

Policy Officer

7. Rural Partnerships - Survey of Councils - Report by Policy Officer

8. Towards a Development Strategy for Rural Scotland - COSLA's

response - Report by Policy Officer

9. Presentation by Dumfries and Galloway - 'Rural and Community


10. Rural Transport Funding Package - Report by Policy Officer

11. Marine Fish Farming - Report by Policy Officer

12. Rural Affairs Forum Workplan 1998/99 - Report by Policy Officer

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