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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 Hannah Muirhead.

Designing a world leading recycling system for Scotland

June 19, 2019 by Isla Whateley

LGiU Scotland’s Isla Whateley attended an event about Scotland’s upcoming deposit return scheme (DRS) that is due to be implemented soon, ran by the Green Alliance. Here she blogs about what she learned.



The basic laws of political physics

June 14, 2019 by Jonathan Carr-West

One of the features of contemporary British politics is the speed with which things move, writes Jonathan Carr West. In the last few weeks we have seen local elections in which the Conservatives lost over 1,000 seats; European elections in which the largest vote share was won by a party…





In Conversation With… Cllr Gavin Corbett

May 22, 2019 by LGiU

LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows is talking with Gavin Corbett, a Green councillor at the City of Edinburgh Council, about canals, the climate emergency and community clean-ups.




Sub national government: universal themes and local differences

May 1, 2019 by Janet Sillett

Taking part in the European Congress of Local Government earlier this month made me think about how local government across Europe shares so many themes and priorities, writes Janet Sillett. But also about how it is different in every part of the continent – after all local government is both local and universal.