Research into UK counter-radicalisation security strategies typically focuses on urban areas, and rarely focuses on Scotland. This research project will fill these gaps, as it examines the application of the UK’s Prevent counter-radicalisation strategy in the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

The project aims to assess the challenges and outcomes of counter-radicalisation measures in small, geographically isolated communities and the everyday impact of these policies. Not only will this provide a picture of how the policy has been utilised in this specific case, but it would also be one of the first studies of counter-radicalisation strategies in remote and rural communities.

This research is funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.