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Building a movement: tackling cup waste from all angles

11 Sep 2019

As climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue, so too has the issue of waste and single-use disposable items. Georgina Massouraki, Campaigns Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, blogs about their Cup Movement campaign and the role local government can play.

Wellbeing for councillors: keeping safe and happy this autumn

9 Sep 2019

As a busy autumn approaches with party conferences or a potential General Election on the horizon, politicians are under more scrutiny in the public eye than usual. Both the media and the general public are paying more attention to what MPs and councillors are doing, and this can have an adverse effect on your safety […]

Viewpoint: Norwich’s striking new council homes

14 Aug 2019

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

31 Jul 2019

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 place-based government, possibly a single […]

The Status of Young Women in Scotland

30 Jul 2019

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

22 Jul 2019

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.