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The LGiU Scotland blog is a space for us – and you – to comment on Scottish news, share opinions and debate issues facing local government in Scotland. You can comment on any of the posts below; if you would like to contribute a new post contact Charlotte Maddix.


Data driven stories: from budgets to benches to elections

February 7, 2018 by Ingrid Koehler

Some stories are just stories. LGiU’s Ingrid Koehler explores how supporting that story with data can make the difference between something accountable, believable and persuasive and just another story when we’re building a narrative around public services or assets.


Looking forward to LGiU Scotland’s third year

January 31, 2018 by Kim Fellows

Following LGiU Scotland’s annual event for subscribers, writers and partners, Kim Fellows reflects on the successful work programme we have delivered in our first two years, whilst keeping an eye on the prize of an even better third year



2018 – a year of opportunity

January 12, 2018 by LGiU

James Bream, Research and Policy Director at Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, looks to 2018 and what it might have in store for enterprise, growth, and young people in Scotland locally, regionally and nationally.


Community Planning in Scotland website now live

December 20, 2017 by LGiU

Eileen McMillan, Senior Health Improvement Officer at NHS Health Scotland, tells us about the new Community Planning website now live at www.cppsupport.scot NHS Health Scotland and the Improvement Service have launched a new web facility to support Community Planning Partners (CPPs) and Health & Social Care Partnerships (H&SCP). The aim is…


Keep up the good work: LGiU Scotland’s User Survey 2017

December 13, 2017 by Charlotte Maddix

Nearly 250 of you gave us your thoughts on our work in this year’s user survey. We asked our members what you thought of our services – Daily News, Policy Briefings – as well as how you use our information (and why you value it). We’ll use this feedback to…



Manchester v the Cayman Isles?

November 28, 2017 by LGiU

An unusual week in politics last week where Brexit wasn’t the only story in town – with the UK Budget equalling it in headlines.


The real deal? City Region Deals and the Budget

November 24, 2017 by Charlotte Maddix

Among the announcements in this week’s budget was the Chancellor’s affirmation that he is working towards more city deals for Scotland – a Tay Cities arrangement, and a City Deal for Stirling. This time last year, Philip Hammond was confirming a city deal for Edinburgh and South East Scotland, considering…


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