What are Smart Villages?

Smart Villages apply big city technologies and innovation models to small and rural communities, for purposes of economic and social rejuvenation where often these areas are overlooked by government programs.

In simple terms our approach consists first of providing a web site, like these ones for Biggar and Strathyre, that furnishes each town with their own dedicated web portal, providing functionality for democratic community, tourism marketing, local job ads and so on.

This is then augmented and expanded through incorporation of best practices relevant to the needs of that community.

Smart Villages Europe – Enabling Smart and Competitive Rural Areas

Smart Village Scotland is a concept originated locally in Scotland, and also aligned to and intended to implement EU best practices developed by the European Network for Rural Development, where they define Smart Villages to be a component part of an overall strategy for Smart and Competitive Rural Areas.

These in-depth projects brochure explains the detail of the work and the many research insights and best practices available for Scotland to take advantage of and benefit from.