The LGiU’s Local Democracy Research Centre, in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands, Shetland, Orkney and Western Isles councils (all LGIU members), has set up and funded a PhD to analyse the implementation of the Scottish government’s National Plan for the Islands. In this blog PhD candidate Adele Lidderdale introduces herself and…
Councillor Donna Stimson, lead for Climate Change and Sustainability in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in the South East of England discusses the importance of local climate action including the recent creation of the Borough’s first Climate Partnership and the challenge of building political consensus.
Kirsten Urquhart, Chief Executive at Young Scot, outlines the organisation’s new three-year plan which has been co-created with young people from across Scotland.
Digital connectivity is an increasingly important issue across the world. In this interview, we speak to Steve McDonald, service manager for economic growth culture, tourism and events at Stirling Council, about the Council’s innovative Regional Digital Hubs project.
The Improvement Service has launched an interactive collection of Local Government climate change case studies. Judi Kilgallon explains the efforts to showcase how councils across Scotland are working to drive change
Worldwide, policies are being designed to make food systems more sustainable, yet food producers and local governments are rarely meaningfully involved in these conversations. In this piece Diana Garduño Jiménez discusses the Fork to Farm which aims to build relationships of trust between farmers and local-decision makers.