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.

Scottish cabinet reshuffle: the new local government team

May 19, 2016 by Hannah Muirhead

Hannah Muirhead, a recent addition to the partnerships team and based at LGiU Scotland in Edinburgh, introduces the new local government cabinet and ministerial team @HCIM90 After being formally sworn in as first minister, Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled her new cabinet and ministerial team, and we’re seeing some new faces in key…

Turning Denmark into a smart cities leader

April 18, 2016 by LGiU

Arup was commissioned by the Danish public authorities to complete a research study on the opportunity of smart cities for Denmark and the key next steps needed at a national level to bring the country to the forefront of the global smart cities market. Ina Dimireva explains.

Joining up local flooding policy

April 8, 2016 by LGiU

Dr Andy Johnston, chief operating officer of LGiU, reflects on the response to the recent flooding across the UK and why policymakers should prioritise flood recovery.

Scotland needs local solutions: #chooselocal

April 7, 2016 by LGiU

Scotland needs local solutions. Join the movement to put local democracy at the heart of Scotland’s future, says COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill.

Welcome to LGiU Scotland

February 4, 2016 by LGiU

Dr Andy Johnston of LGiU Scotland reflects on the journey we've been on since we starting piloting the LGiU Scotland service back in September.