News Type: Blog Post


Reflecting on 50 years of community councils in Scotland

In light of the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee session on the 50th anniversary of community councils, this article from the Improvement Service looks at recent developments in Scotland’s first tier of local government.

Scotland Blog-article With case study

Northern Ireland 2023 local elections – Part 2: info pack

Election day is here for local government in Northern Ireland – but what next? This article highlights the ones to watch and offers analysis and insights into the wider implications of these elections for Northern Ireland’s local government sector.

Northern Ireland Blog-article

Building dementia friendly communities from the pavement up

In the article, Dr Sue Northrop, Director at Dementia Friendly East Lothian, shares insights into the work they are doing in partnership with the Council to improve the lives of those with dementia by aiming to make their communities more dementia friendly overall.

Scotland Blog-article With case study

LGIU@40: a global conversation for the future of local government

We believe local government is the answer to some of our toughest global challenges. But we must answer five key questions to reach this potential. LGIU Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West outlines the challenge and the aspiration.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog-article