Community services in Orkney: Love Islands?

July 18, 2018

LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows blogs about her trip to Orkney, the stunning sights she saw there and the superb involvement of Orkney Council with the…

LISTEN: 15 Minutes With… Oliver Escobar on Participatory Democracy

July 9, 2018

We’ve launched a new service for our members, a series of 15-minute interviews with people who know what they’re talking about in areas of interest…

Time to bin the schoolbag run and go digital in school communications

July 4, 2018

The Improvement Service’s Martin Brown and SEEMiS’s Danny Gallagher reveal how digital transformation can help communications with parents and help schools and councils focus resources…


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Reviving localism: three challenges

February 20, 2018

In January 2017, the LGiU committed to exploring three core policy questions over the course of the year: Finance: How should local government be funded? Democracy: How can we strengthen local democracy? Services: How do we design public services that are fit for the future? This series of essays draws…

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