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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.

LISTEN: 15 Minutes With… Oliver Escobar on Participatory Democracy

July 9, 2018 by LGiU

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 to local authorities in Scotland. In the first instalment, we have Edinburgh University lecturer Oliver Escobar speaking to Kim Fellows about all things participatory –…



I would walk 500 miles… or in my case, 7 miles

June 27, 2018 by Kim Fellows

LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows blogs about her positive experience with Clean Air Day 2018 in Edinburgh and how we can continue these efforts to reduce air pollution in the future.


Why Europe? Why not.

June 19, 2018 by Kim Fellows

LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows explores the impact of Brexit on the low skilled labour market in Scotland as discussed at an event at Edinburgh University’s Centre for Constitutional Change


3 Meetings and a Mug

June 6, 2018 by LGiU

LGiU Scotland Director Andy Johnston has been visiting member councils up and down the country. Here, he reflects on three meetings he had last week, what he learned from the local authorities he visited, and a very important action for LGiU Scotland going forward.



She works hard for the money

May 9, 2018 by Kim Fellows

LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows follows up from her “Money Talks…” blog with some further reflections from the April meeting in response to some of the points made by a commentator on the first blog.


Understanding Dad: A personal and local government journey

May 1, 2018 by LGiU

Chris Miezitis, programme lead for Understanding Dad trainings at the charity Fathers Network Scotland and seconded from Fife Council where he initiated and led the Improving Fathers’ Engagement Partnership, blogs on his personal and professional experiences improving local services for dads.