Barriers to diversity in Scottish local government

An LGiU briefing published earlier this year outlined the findings by Green Park on diversity within local councils in the UK. This blog follows up to provide a summary of the state of diversity in Scottish local government, examining what barriers to diversity exist, and how local government can break down these barriers to be…

Scotland Blog Post

And they’re off – election issues 2019

Now that a general election has been called, LGiU is on election footing providing information and support to Members and Followers. Find out what’s on our election slate.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Methil Care Village

David Heaney, Divisional General Manager with Fife Health and Social Care Partnership talks about Fife’s exciting new inter-generational service development.

Scotland Blog Post

More focus on towns

Towns are starting to get the attention they deserve in policy terms. LGiU has long covered the particular challenges facing smaller towns and Janet Sillett looks at issues.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

On climate change, poverty, and inequality: ‘What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind’

‘You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make’ – Jane Goodall. This blog explores the links between poverty and the unequal effects of and efforts to address climate…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Has localism taken root in London?

Centre for London’s new publication examines the role of neighbourhoods in shaping that city. Joe Wills explains.

England & Wales Blog Post

COSLA 2019: exploring the Scottish governance cycle.

This year’s COSLA conference assessed the impact on local government of 20 years of devolution to Holyrood and challenged councils to look ahead to the next 20 years. LGiU Scotland’s, Andy Johnston, was there.