Viewpoint: Parks are at a tipping point

September 16, 2016

Mark Camley, chair of The Parks Alliance, discusses the crisis facing our parks and the challenges faced by the local authorities in managing our green…

10 Years of the Smoking Ban in Scotland

September 15, 2016

Claire Reid, LGiU Scotland associate, blogs on the effects that the now decade-old smoking ban has had on the health of Scottish people. A recent…

Brexit means Brexit – whatever that means

September 2, 2016

LGiU’s Janet Sillett considers the complexities that will ensue once the Brexit process is triggered – and what that could mean for Scottish local government…



The migrant crisis: Home Affairs Select Committee report

September 29, 2016

This briefing summarises key points of a new report on the Refugee Crisis published by the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee and shares good practice from local authorities in Scotland and around the UK.

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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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