24 March 1999
Countryside still charms most

RURAL life still holds charms for the majority of the British population, despite the feeling that it looks worse than 50 years ago, according to a new survey.

More than seven out of 10 people think the countryside offers a better quality of life than towns and cities.

The survey was commissioned by rural business consultants Strutt & Parker and conducted by Gallup earlier this year.

  • The Herald 24/03/99 page 23