A Sense of Place

August 29, 2017

We are putting together a series of briefings and blogs about the sense of place – exploring what place-based approaches mean when we are talking about regeneration and new developments, about healthy places, about community engagement and social cohesion.

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Reshaping Scottish Education

July 18, 2017

We’ll be briefing you throughout July and into August on education, with a focus on the Scottish Government’s new reforms, and how local authorities can work towards closing the attainment gap. New briefings (£) Closing the Attainment Gap: Income Inequality and Family Literacy Reforms to the governance of schools in…

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International local government

July 17, 2017

We're looking at local governments around the world. How are local authorities in other countries - from Canada to Australia - coping with financial pressure? What can we learn from how services are delivered across the globe?

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A week in the life

June 26, 2017

We’re shining some light on the responsibilities, challenges, aspirations and achievements of councillors and officers in Scottish local government. This series explores the changing face of local democracy – and showcases examples of how public engagement can greatly benefit our communities. Read the series so far: Briefing: A Local Councillor’s Life – notes…

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Local Elections 2017

April 26, 2017

At LGiU Scotland, we covered the 2017 local elections elections from start to finish. Before the elections, we looked at the manifestos and blogged about the new generation of councillors being elected this May. On polling day, we showed our support for local government around Scotland and tweeted updates on…

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Women in public life

March 14, 2017

Women make up just 29% of councillors in Scotland and 27% of ‘positions of power’ in public life. We’re examining the experiences of both men and women in local government, looking at the barriers, the challenges and the other reasons people might be put off entering public life. Women in local…

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What makes a place liveable?

May 27, 2016

How do you make a place somewhere that people want to live? What features make one place more attractive than other? In June, we explored how councils and their partners can make a city, town or area somewhere that people want to live. Read our briefings and blogs on: Active cities Place-based health…

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