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 Hannah Muirhead.

Viewpoint: Norwich’s striking new council homes

August 14, 2019 by LGiU

Councillor Gail Harris is Norwich City Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member with responsibility for social housing. Here she explains the story behind the council’s celebrated new Goldsmith Street development, the first council homes to be nominated for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

In Conversation With… Cllr James Stockan

July 31, 2019 by LGiU

LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows talks with James Stockan, leader of Orkney Islands Council, about fuel poverty, the Arctic and single authority models. To kick us off it would be good if you could share your thoughts about current challenges that apply to Orkney Islands Council. We are considering a more…

The Status of Young Women in Scotland

July 30, 2019 by LGiU

Patrycja Kupiec, Director of YWCA Scotland, on their groundbreaking report and the culmination of three years’ research, The Status of Young Women in Scotland 2018, and what it means for young women in Local Government.

Drug deaths are preventable, not inevitable

July 22, 2019 by LGiU

Elinor Dickie, Public Health Intelligence Adviser at NHS Health Scotland blogs about the recent news announcing that drug related deaths are at their highest since records began, and how these deaths are preventable.

Community Wealth Building Summit 2019

July 17, 2019 by Isla Whateley

CLES, the think-and-do tank, held their second annual Community Wealth Building Summit last month. LGiU Scotland’s Isla Whateley attended and blogs here about what she learned.

Viewpoint: The future of seaside towns

July 10, 2019 by LGiU

Cllr Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council, explains his authority’s multifaceted approach to regeneration, which takes in much more than the coastline.