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Journal Publications

Rajabalee, Y. , Rennie, F. and Santally, M. I. (2018). The Relationship between quality of student contribution in learning activities and their overall performances in an online course. European J. of Open, Distance, and e-Learning 21 (1), pp 16-31
http://www.eurodl.org/?p=current&sp=full&article=759

Rennie, F., Smyth, K., Davies, G., Connor, S., and Patterson, L. (2017) Exploring the university as an e-textbook provider of scholarly work. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice http://jpaap.napier.ac.uk/index.php/JPAAP/article/view/246/pdf

Rennie, F. (2016) The use of social media services at Scottish universities. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice (JPAAP) 4 (1) pp Available in pdf and http from http://jpaap.napier.ac.uk

Rennie, F. (2016) OER (open educational resources): e-tips, Insights, 2016, 29(1), 20–25; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1629/uksg.272

Rennie, F. and Billing, S-L. (2015) Changing community perceptions of sustainable rural development in Scotland. Journal of Rural and Community Development 10 (2) Available from http://journals.brandonu.ca/jrcd/article/view/1094/263

Rennie, F. (2014) Using social media in Higher Education. EdTech notes Published by the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), The Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) http://cemca.org.in/ckfinder/userfiles/files/EdTechNote_May2014_Final.pdf

Rennie, F. and Reynolds, P. (2014) Two models for sharing digital open educational resources. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice 2 (2) pp 17-23 Available in pdf and http from http://jpaap.napier.ac.uk/index.php/JPAAP/article/view/108

Martinez-Brawley, E. E., Zorita, P. M-B. and Rennie, F. (2011) Dual Language Contexts in Social Work Practice: The Gaelic in the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Region (Outer Hebrides, Scotland) and Spanish in the Southwestern United States. The European Journal of Social Work. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2011.618117

Rennie, F., Johannesdottir, S., and Kristinsdottir, S. (2011) Re-thinking sustainable education systems in Iceland: The Net-University Project. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 12 (4) pp 88-105 http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/871/1800

Rennie, F. and Mason, R. (2008) Flexibility and Distributed Education. The Nepalese Journal of Development and Rural Studies 5 (2) pp 13-17

Rennie, F. (2008) Human ecology and concepts of sustainable development in a crofting township in Folk Life (Journal of Ethnological Studies) 46 pp 39-57

Rennie, F. (2007) Understanding practitioners perspectives of course design for distributed learning. European Journal of Open, Distance, and E-learning 2007/II. http://www.eurodl.org/materials/contrib/2007/Frank_Rennie.htm

Mason, R. and Rennie, F. (2007) Using Web 2.0 for learning in the community. The Internet and Higher Education 10 (3) pp 196-203

Rennie, F. and Mason, R. (2007) The development of distributed learning techniques in Bhutan and Nepal. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 8 (1) URL: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/339/765

Rennie, F. and Mason R. (2005) Bits or Baubles:The opportunities for broadband to add value to education and learning. Scottish Affairs 53 pp 31 - 47 .

Price, M. F. and Rennie, F. (2005) MSc degrees in Managing Sustainable Mountain / Rural Development at the University of Highlands and Islands. Planet No. 14 June 2005 pp 22-24. Pub. The Higher Education Academy URL: http://www.gees.ac.uk/pubs/planet/p14/mpfr.pdf

Rennie, F. and Mason, R. (2004) The use and social impact of computer networks for community business and development. Finnish J. of Rural Research and Policy 4 pp 44-56 The Use of Computer Networks for Community and Business Development

Mason, R, and Rennie, F. (2004) Broadband: A Solution for rural e-learning? International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 5 (1). URL: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/173/255

Rennie, F. (2003) Rural health workers as a resource for rural development. Rural Society, 13 (2) pp 126-37.

Rennie, F. and Mason, R. (2003) The Ecology of the Connecticon. First Monday, 8 (8) URL: http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1070/990

Rennie, F. (2003) The use of flexible learning resources for geographically distributed rural students. Journal of Distance Education 24 (1).

Mason, R. and Rennie, F. (2002) UK Models of Virtual Universities. The International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2002) 3-6 December, Auckland, New Zealand. Pub. The Computer Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. ISBN 0-7695-1509-6.

Rennie, F. (1998) The Natural Environment and Heritage Management as Tools for the management of Rural Development(1998) Saukkonen, P. and Vihinen, H. (Eds.) Publication 61 University of Helsinki, Mikkeli Institute for Rural Research and Training.pp 143-163

Rennie, F. (1993) The Electronic Crofter: The impact of high technology in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Scottish Affairs 1 (3) pp 40-7.

Rennie, F. (1988) A Feeling for the Land. Environment Now No. 10, November pp 15-7

Rennie, F. (1986) The status and distribution of the Great Skua in the Western Isles. Scot. Birds 15 pp 80-2

Web publications

A Lewisian perspective: The basement of the Earth. Online Lecture on the geology of the Isle of Lewis to Highland Geological Society 7 October 2020. Available at: https://1drv.ms/v/s!Ap8zDIyroAGYhsQnW1kRHe_q0bLiEg?e=zfRdiJ

Between Islands, In August 2020, an interview with Prof Frank Rennie was published online to herald the start of a series of resources supporting the 'Between Islands' festival that celebrates the cultural links between the Outer Hebrides, Orkney, and Shetland. This interview deals with the subject of belonging to a rural place and “remoteness” (and what is not remote). This short video can be viewed at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U818r6j0HDE&t=33s

Rennie, F. (2018). Celtic lands and identities: Global and Local Implications. The 2018 John F. Roatch Global Lecture on Social Policy and Practice, Arizona State University, College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 23 March, 2018. Transcript

Rennie, F. (2017). Embedded intermediaries: The role of the local in leading national innovation. Keynote talk to the Strengthening Communities Conference of the Highlands and Islands Enterpriser, Aviemore, 21-22 September 2017. Click to watch. (Slides only on Slideshare) and link the “Click to watch” to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ66HwqZLVI and the “Slideshare” to https://www.slideshare.net/frankrennie/embedded-intermediaries-80362402

Rennie, F (2014) Using social media in Higher Education. EdTech notes Published by the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), The Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) http://cemca.org.in/ckfinder/userfiles/files/EdTechNote_May2014_Final.pdf

* Rennie, F. (2010) The use of OER in course design. External presentation to the Open University staff conference. (audio plus slides) Available at

http://podcast.open.ac.uk/pod/OUConf10

* Rennie, F. W. (2005) Distributed Learning in the Western Isles

* Rennie, F. W., Greller, W. and MacKay, M., 2002, Review of international best practice in service delivery to rural and remote areas. A Report commissioned by the Scottish Executive. URL: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/social/ribp-00.asp

* Author of the Report on the Conference on the proposal for Marine National Parks in Scotland sponsored by WWF Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage"

* Land, Culture, and the Future of Rural Communities", the 1998 Rural Lecture.

* The Dingwall Agenda for Land Reform In Scotland.

Books

[31] Rennie, F. and Smyth, K. (2019). Digital Learning: The Key Concepts. (Second Edition) London: Routledge. ISBN (pbk) 978-1-138-35373-2. (hbk) 978-1-138-35370-1.

[30] Smyth, K., Rennie, F., Davies, G., Sillars, M. and Woolvin, A. (2016). Undertaking your research project. UHI/Edinburgh Napier University via Amazon Kindle. (With companion website here.)

[29] Rennie, F and Smyth, K. (2015) How to write a research dissertation. UHI/Edinburgh Napier University via Amazon Kindle. (with companion website at http://www.etextbooks.ac.uk/dissertation/)

[28] Rennie, F. Kim and the Thunder Dragon (for Kindle)

[27] Rennie, F. (2013) 101 uses of baler twine. (Bilingual) at http://www.acairbooks.com/categories/all-products/101-uses-for-baler-twine.aspx

[26] Rennie, F. and Morrison, T. (2013) e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook: Resources for Higher Education. Routledge: New York and London

[25] Rennie, F. and Weller, M. (2010) Open to All: Designing digital courses using Open Educational Resources. Blurb Publishing. Available from http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1267854

[24] Rennie, F. and Mason, R. (Eds.) (2008) Bhutan: Ways of knowing. Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, N.C.

[23] Rennie, F. (2008) Being in Bhutan. Blurb Publishing. Available from http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/286723

[22] Mason, R. and Rennie, F. (2008) e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook. Routledge: London

[21] Mason, R. and Rennie, F. (2006) eLearning: The Key Concepts. Routledge: London (hardback, paperback, and ebook)

[20] Rennie, F. and Mason, R. (2004) The Connecticon: Learning for the Connected Generation. Information Age Publishing: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA.

[19] Rennie, F. (Ed.) (2004) The Nordic-Scottish University Network for Rural and Regional Development: Proceedings of the 2003 Annual Conference, Inverness, Scotland. Pub. UHI. ISBN 0-9533808-2-3.

[18] Rennie, F. (1998) Land, Culture, and the Future of Rural Communities. The Inaugural Rural Lecture. Pub. by Lews Castle College, UHI. ISBN 0-9533808-0-7. also on the internet at 1998 Rural Lecture.

[17] Rennie, F. (with J. Bryden and T. Fuller) (1996) Implications of the Information Highway for Rural Development and Education. The Arkleton Seminar 1995 The Arkleton Trust: Enstone. ISBN 0-906724-43-0.

[16] Rennie, F. (1995) The The Dingwall Agenda for land reform in the Highlands and Islands. Pub. Ross & Cromarty District Council: Dingwall.

[15] Rennie, F. (1994) Case Studies in Rural and Community Development. No. 1 Feis Bharraigh. Pub. Rural Forum Scotland: Perth. ISBN 0-9514934-7-7.

[14] Rennie, F. (1994) Case Studies in Rural and Community Development. No. 2 Rothiemurchus Estate. Pub. Rural Forum Scotland: Perth. ISBN 0-9514934-6-9.

[13] Rennie, F. (1993) An Introduction to Rural Development. (in Gaelic and English). Main text for the HNC Course Rural Development in the Gaidhealtachd. Pub. by Acair for Lews Castle College and Sabhal Mor Ostaig.

[12] Rennie, F. (1993) Aonad Arainneachd 2. (with John Love)
Environmental teaching pack for Gaelic-medium education. Pub. by Acair: Stornoway. ISBN 0-86152-952-9.

[11] Rennie, F. (1992) In Our Backyard: An Action Manual for Community Groups. (Co-editor with K. MacCulloch and P.J. Meynell) Pub. by Highlands and Islands Forum and Scottish Natural Heritage. ISBN 0-9513617-3-2.

[10] Rennie, F. (1992) History of Settlement; Natural Environment; Celtic Culture; Islands at Work. - a series of 4 Tourism Information Brochures on the Western Isles for Western Isles Enterprise, the Western Isles Tourist Board, and Western Isles Islands Council.

[9] Bruce, G. and Rennie, F. (Eds.) (1991) The Land Out There: A Scottish Land Anthology. Pub. Aberdeen University Press, . ISBN 0-08-040907-5.

[8] Rennie, F. (With John Love) (1991) Aonad Arainneachd. Environmental teaching pack for Gaelic-medium education. Pub. by Acair: Stornoway. ISBN 0-86152-844-1.

[7] Rennie, F. (with John Bryden and May Johnstone) (1990) Supporting and Animating community-based rural development in Europe - Some lessons for Scotland? Pub. by The Arkleton Trust.

[6] Rennie, F. (1989) The Highlands and Islands of Scotland and the Third World. Pub. by the Development Education Project of the Workers Educational Association (North of Scotland) .

[5] Rennie, F. (1987) Popular Education for Change. Arkleton Trust Rural Development Fellowship Report. Pub. by the The Arkleton Trust.

[4] Rennie, F. (1987) Eoin Uisge, (Water Birds). Acair: Stornoway. ISBN 0-86152-024-6.

[3] Rennie, F. (1986) Eoin an Aite (Birds of the Northwest Highlands and Islands). Acair: Stornoway.
ISBN 0-86152-079-3.

[2] Rennie, F. (1985) Eoin Mhara, (Sea Birds). Acair: Stornoway. ISBN 0-86152-009-2.

[1] Rennie, F. (1983) Eoin nam Beann 's nam Monaidhean, (Birds of Mountain and Moorland). Acair: Stornoway.
ISBN 0-86152-077-7.

Chapters in Books

2016 Rennie, F. and Billing, S-L. Community land ownership and rural resilience: A case study from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Chapter 1, pp 30-46 in European rural peripheries revalued: Governance, actors, impacts. (Eds.) Grabski-Kieron, U., Mose, I., Reichert-Schick, A. and Steinfuhrer. Rural areas: Issues of local and regional development, Volume 1. Berlin: Lit Verlag.

2010 Rennie, F. and Mason, R. Designing Higher Education courses using Open Educational Resources. Chapter 13 in Khine, M. S. and Saleh, I. M. (Eds.) New Science of Learning. Springer: New York.

2010, Rennie, F and Mason, R. Evolving Technologies Chapter 4 in Rudestam, K. E. and Schoenholtz-Read, J. (Eds.) Handbook of Online Learning (2nd Edn.), Sage: Los Angeles & London. ISBN 978-1-4129-6103-5

2009, Rennie, F. Drawing the threads together in Llewellyn, M (Ed.) Ferment, Ylolfa:Powys

2008, Mason, R. and Rennie, F. Social implications of three different models of distributed learning, Chapter 21 in Social Information Technology: Connecting Society and Cultural Issues. Kidd, T. and Chen, I. (Eds.) Pub. IGI Global

2008, Rennie, F. Delivery in action - The case of the UHI in Transformative Learning Support Services in Higher Education, Weaver, M (Ed.) Facet Publishing.

2007, Mason, R. and Rennie, F. Broadband: A solution for rural e-learning? In Ray, S. The Broadband Revolution. Chapter 7 (IRRODL paper) The Icfai University Press: Hyderabad.

2005, Rennie, F. Chapter on Rural Policy in Lyall, C. and Tait, J, (Eds.) New Modes of Governance: Developing an Integrated Policy Approach to Science, Technology, Risk and the Environment. Ashgate, Aldershot.

2004, Le Cornu, P., Van der Merwe, D., Moore, D., Nduba, S. K., and Rennie, F. Institutional policy for vocational education and training delivery (pp. 164-82, in Louise Moran and Greville Rumble (eds.) Vocational Education and Training Through Open and Distance Learning, London, RoutledgeFalmer/The Commonwealth of Learning. pbk ISBN 0-415-34524-3 hbk ISBN 0-415-34523-3

2003, Rennie, F. Case study of the UHI Millennium Institute in the chapter “International policy programmes” in Vocational Education and Training at a Distance, Rumble, G & Moran, L. (Eds.) Routledge.

1996, Rennie, F. A Review of Research and Development in the Islands of Scotland. Chapter in "Research and Technological Development in the rural regions and the islands of the European Union." Pub. the European Commission: Brussles. ISSN 1018-5593.

1992, Rennie, F. Chapter on the Geological Introduction in "The Outer Hebrides Handbook and Guide" Kittiwake Press. ISBN0-9511003-3-5

1991, Rennie, F. Crofting and the Environment . Chapter in "The Nature of Scotland: Landscape, Wildlife and People" - Edited by M. Magnusson and G. White. Pub. by Canongate Press: Edinburgh.
ISBN 0-86241-333-8.

1986, Rennie, F. The role of Conservation in Highland Land-use. Paper in "Land: Ownership and use" Fletcher Paper, (Ed. John Hulbert). pp 20-8. Pub. by the Andrew Fletcher Society. ISBN 0-9511509-0-1.

1985, Rennie, F. The Way Forward: The Crofters Union. Paper in "The Land for the People", (Ed. Irene Evans & Joy Hendry). pp 22-3. Pub. The Scottish Socialist Society.

Reports

2007, John Bryden, Frank Rennie, Amanda Bryan, and Kirsty Hay, with Lucy Young-Smith, Critical Factors in the Success of One Stop Shops as a Model of Service Delivery within Rural Locations

2004, The Use of Computer Networks for Community and Business Development

2003, Inquiry into Integrated Rural Development: Report for the Scottish Parliament, 2 vols. (vol 1 Report; vol 2 Evidence to the Inquiry). URL: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/committees/historic/x-rural/reports-03/rar03-01-vol01-01.htm

2002, Rennie, F. W., Greller, W. and MacKay, M. Review of international best practice in servicedelivery to rural and remote areas. A Report commissioned by the Scottish Executive.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/social/ribp-00.asp

1994, Case study of LEADER in Western Isles / Skye & Lochalsh and Lochaber. Part of research team from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, investigating "Participatory Process in Integrated Rural Development" (with S. Baxter, D.R. Watson, and L. Livingstone). Published by Scottish Natural Heritage.

1994, AC-DC, A Choice for Democratic Change, Discussion Paper for Barail, (Centre for Highlands and Islands Policy Studies) on the merits of appointments to QUANGO's versus democratically elected local officials.

1993, Final year report on the Evaluation of the Community Teleservice Centres in the Highlands and Islands. (with J. Bryden, M. Johnstone, and S. Black). The Arkleton Trust report to Highlands and Islands Enterprise. ISBN 0-90-6724-41-4.

1993, The Harris Integrated Development Programme. Report to the Harris IDP Steering Group (Published privately)

1992, The Western Isles, Skye and Lochalsh LEADER submission to the European Union. (Pub. Privately)

1991, Working the System Together. (Co-Editor and Contributor) the Information File and Report of the 1990 Community Conference of the Highlands and Islands Forum.

1990, A study to identify social and economic opportunities in Scalpay. Report to the Highlands and Islands Development Board, Ref. JAW/KM (PRH/4/1.

1989, Rural training network feasibility study. (with M. Johnstone and M. Lynas). Report prepared for the Training Agency, Scottish Development Agency, and the HIDB.

1989, Some perspectives on local development issues. in "Rural Development, Local Institutions and Restructuring". A Report of a joint meeting between the European Association of Development and Training Institutes (EADI) and the Arkleton Trust MJHFH (Multiple Job-Holding in Farm Households) research project. Pub. by Arkleton Trust.

1989, Issues of Rural Development in the Northern Highlands. (Ed. and Contributor) Report of a conference held in Thurso on September 22-23, 1989. Pub. Northern Studies Centre.

Conference Papers

2009, Where do we learn? Keynote presentation to the EUCEN (European Universities Continuing Education Network) conference in Jonkoping University, Sweden, 2-6 November.

2009, Open Educational Resources and the EU SideCAP project. Presented at the World Information Technology Forum, Ha Noi, Vietnam, 25-29 August

2008, Open Educational Resources as a vehicle for staff development. Presented at ALT-C 2008 “Rethinking the digital divide” Association for Learning Technology, Leeds 9-11 September (with Robin Mason)

2007, Web 2.0 and informal learning. Presented at ALT-C 2007 “Beyond Control: Learning technology for the social network generation” Association for Learning Technology, Nottingham 4-6 September (with Robin Mason)

2006, Understanding course design for distributed learning. Presented at ALT-C 2006 “The next generation” Association for Learning Technology, Edinburgh 5-7 September (with Robin Mason)

2005, Sustainable Rural Development: The contributions and challenges for local development organisations. Presented at “Rural Development – a time of transition” a conference of the Irish LEADER Support Unit, Dublin 25 November 2005.

2005, Integrated rural development in the framework of Regional Policy in Scotland. Presented at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, University of Oldenburg, Delemenhorst, Germany. 28 October 2005.

2005, The future of services in rural Scotland. Presented at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations Rural Services Conference, 27 September, Thainstone, Abedreenshire.

2004, Education for Sustainable Development in the UHI. SDRC Conference on “Sustainability - Creating the Culture”, Inverness, 3-5 Nov. (with J. Chalmers and M. Price) (plenary)

2004, Broadband for rural development and education. “Sharing Future: Regional and Rural”, European Rural University, 2004, Conference, University of Oxford, UK 5-8 July 2004.

2004, The Use and Social Impact of Computer Networks for Community and Business Development. Nordic-Scottish Universities Network Annual Conference, Mikkeli Finland. (with Robin Mason) (plenary)

2004, Blended Learning at the UHI and its wider implications. Special Blended Learning Seminar, The Institute for Educational Technology, the Open University.

2004, Learning in the Connecticon “Overcoming the tyranny of geography” -Society for Research in Higher Education Conference 2004 (with Robin Mason) (keynote)

2003, Online education and sustainable rural development. International Rural Network, Inverness 23-27 June, 2004.

2003,
Navigating the Connecticon. Keynote address to the Annual Conference of the Nordic-Scottish Universities Network for Rural and Regional Development, Inverness, Scotland, 26-28/06/2003. (with Robin Mason)

2003, Blended Learning for rural areas: Ideas, experiences, and thoughts for the future. Keynote address to the First Annual Conference of the Swedish NetUniversity, Uppsala, Sweden 28-30/04/2003.

2002, Measuring the sustainability of a rural community: a case study from Barvas, the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. In Rurality, Rural Policy, and Politics in a Nordic-Scottish Perspective. (Ed. H. W. Tanvig) Working Paper 1/02 of the Danish Centre for Rural Research and Development, Esbjerg. ISBN 87-91304-00-8. (with R. MacMinn)

2002, UK Models of Virtual Universities, (with Robin Mason). The International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2002) 3-6 December, Aukland, New Zealand.

2002, Learning Challenges for rural and regional development. SOFF Conference (The Norwegian Agency for Flexible Learning in Higher Education) in Svalbard, Norway 5-9 May, 2002.

2002, What do we know about hardware and software for distance education? Keynote speech to the 9th International Conference on Distance Education, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1-4 September, 2002.

2002, Learning Challenges for rural and regional development. SOFF Conference (The Norwegian Agency for Flexible Learning in Higher Education) in Svalbard, Norway 5-9 May, 2002.

2002, Sustainable Tourism and Rural Development. European Union Northern Periphery Programme Partenariat, Rovanemi, Finland

2001, Rural Studies for Rural Communities: Changing resources and support. Proc. Conference on "Rural Access to Higher Education" 22-23 Nov. 2001, Thurles, Eire.

2001, Looking at Sustainable Rural Development from the Community Level. Proc. Conference on "Sustainable Regional Development in Amazonia: Strategies and Instruments. 24-27 October, Manaus, Amazonia, Brazil.

2001, Rural Studies for Rural Communities: Changing resources and support. Proc. Conference on "Rural Access to Higher Education" 22-23 Nov. 2001, Thurles, Eire. O’Connell, A. (Ed.) Pub. Higher Education Equality Unit for Ireland; Cork. ISBN 0-9543323-0-x.

2001, Delivery of Rural Development Studies degree modules in a flexible format. Proc. The British Council Conference on "Educating the Remote Learner: approaches to the provision of advanced education and training in geographically distant areas. 23-29 September 2001, Lews Castle College, Stornoway.

2001, Sustainable development and human ecology in a crofting community. Proc. of the 5th Nordic-Scottish Universities Network on Rural and Regional Development, Esbjerg, Denmark 6-9 September

2001, Measuring the sustainability of a rural community: A case study from Barvas, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. Proc. of the 5th Nordic-Scottish Universities Network on Rural and Regional Development, Esbjerg, Denmark 6-9 September 2001. (with R, MacMinn)

2000, The importance of the UHI in Regional Development in NW Scotland. in Community Viability, Rapid Change, and Socio-Ecological Futures. Papers from the Conference on Societies in the Vestnorden Area, (Ed. Jonas Gunnar Allansson and Ingi Runar Edvarsson) pp 99-108 ISBN 9979-834-26-9.

1998, Rural health professionals as a development resource. in Strategies for Rural and Remote Regions: Sustainable Development. Proc. of the 1998 Nordic-Scottish Universities Network Conference. (Ed. N. Chisholm) pp 31-42. Pub. Whittles. ISBN 1-870325-19-2.

1997, The Natural Environment and Heritage as tools Plenary Paper in the First Annual Conference of the Nordic-Scottish Network for Rural Development, Ristiina, Finland, 4-7 Sept. 1997. Pub. Univ. Helsinki. ISBN 951-45-8260--8.

1996, Address on “The natural environment and crofting: Steps to integrated rural development” to COPA (European Association of Farmers Unions) Brussels.

1995, Address on “The use of ICT in communications and sustainable rural development” to the Swedish Farmers Union working seminar, Uppsalla.

1994, The potential contribution of crofting to rural areas outwith Scotland. Keynote Paper at the conference "Our Countryside - Voices of Change." hosted by the Dept. of Environment for Northern Ireland and the Rural Development Council for Northern Ireland in Newcastle, County Down,
2-4 October, 1994.

1994, Sustaining rural communities. Published in the Proceedings of the International Conference on "Issues Affecting Rural Communities" delivered at the Rural Education Research and Development Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. pp 286-94. ISBN 0-86443-524-X.

1994, The Local Rural Economy, the European Congress on "People's Economy" at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Dessau, Germany.
(The European Network for Economic Self-Help and Local Development).

1992, The economic potential of service and small scale industries in small islands. A paper in the Proceedings of "An Island Living: Patterns of autonomy and dependence in the small islands of the North Atlantic." given at the Institute of Island Studies, Prince Edward Island, Canada,
September 17-20. (With Donald MacAulay).

1992, The Management of Rural Development . in Proceedings of the John Muir Trust Seminar on Wilderness and People 22/4/92 at Sabhal Mor Ostaig.

1991, The Crofters' views of Peatland. Paper given at the 1991 conference of SPALDA
(Scottish Peat and Land Development Association) in Inverness, 16-17 October .

1991, Environmental objectives in landuse practices. in Proceedings of the Second European Forum on Birds and Pastoralism. Port Erin, Isle of Man, 26-30/1990. Ed. D.J. Curtis, E.M. Bignal, and M.A. Curtis. Pub. Scottish Chough Study Group . ISBN 0-9515038-2-0

1985, A community view of "Integrated Rural Development". Keynote Papers from the Stirling Integrated Rural development Workshop 11/12/85. pp 94-104. Pub. by the Planning Exchange, Occasional Paper No. 24.

Numerous reviews of academic papers and books for the Scottish Geographical Journal, the J. of Landscape Research, the J. of Economic Geography and Sociologica Ruralis.