About

Looking for some snappy information on local government in Scotland? Check out our facts and figures page.

What we are

LGiU Scotland is a new policy information service dedicated to local government across Scotland, launched in collaboration with the Centre for Scottish Public Policy.

Nearly 4,000 people across Scotland receive our email bulletins every day – including MSPs, MPs, Conveners, CEOs, NGOs. Over 20 organisations, including local authorities, chambers of commerce, charities and public bodies have chosen to support us by becoming members. They help steer our priorities as well as gaining access to our member-only mailings. For subscription details – and offers of sponsorship – please contact us.

What we do

We offer:

  • LGiU Scotland Daily News – emailed out every day
  • LGiU Scotland Briefings – emailed out once or twice a week
  • LGiU Scotland blog posts and events

LGiU Scotland Daily News – out at breakfast, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year – summarises what the papers are saying about local government across Scotland.

LGiU Scotland Briefings – written by sector colleagues and academics in Scotland – explore current policy developments and themes,  supplemented by briefings from LGiU Scotland’s sister organisation in London.

We aim to help both politicians and officers make informed and effective decisions.

How we work

As a not-for-profit, we exist to help local government deliver – and so help local residents’ quality of life. We aim to cover or comment on key policy development and legislation in Scotland, and in England and elsewhere too (where relevant to Scotland) – if we miss something important please say!

We hope to work alongside other sector bodies including COSLA and SOLACE to complement and add value, and to collaborate and work in partnership where we can. We aim to help meet unmet needs – so we welcome requests and suggestions, for example to provide policy recommendations, or training events.

Our team are based in Edinburgh, while our wider network of associates are from all across Scotland.

To fund our service we work on a subscription basis – but we also offer free trials and low cost access so we can share our information with a wider audience. We have no party political alignment. We strive to be impartial at all times.

About LGiU England

To find out more about LGiU’s services for English councils, visit the LGiU site here.

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