But once SRP was up and running, the parent rather lost its way and purpose and diminished to a trickle - and stopped.
With SRP now wound up and finished - having achieved a huge increase in knowledge and awareness of the issues - it might be time to re-activate the Group.
I attended a meeting on Thursday and plans were laid to link to a much wider audience than in the past - including former SRP groups, academic bodies and others with an interest in the history and archaeology of Scotland's rural past.
The website, too, will be revived and updated - it has been dormant for far too long.
So, watch this space.