Local Horizons: challenge and opportunity

August 19, 2016

Last week the Academy of Government hosted an event with us and representatives from member organisations on the future of Scottish local government. Charlotte Maddix…

Military visits to schools: reframing the debate

August 19, 2016

Over the last eighteen month Quakers in Scotland and Forces Watch have been working on our petition to The Scottish Parliament, calling for more checks…

Pokémon Goes Local

August 4, 2016

Maybe you’re already out chasing Charmanders and Pikachus. Maybe you’ve been tutting at the latest craze that keeps people glued to their smart phones. Whether…


Caring for a career: recruiting foster carers in Scotland

August 23, 2016

Foster carer recruitment is an issue across Scotland and the UK, with almost all local authorities struggling to find the numbers of carers they need. This briefing outlines the challenges of foster carer recruitment, gives examples of good practice and suggests action points for local authorities.

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How the EU works: all you need to know

June 15, 2016

There has been, according to many commentators, an information deficit on the conduct and quality of the debate accompanying the current EU referendum. This report attempts, as far as is possible, to offer a value-free overview of the workings of the EU.

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