Current project: LGIU supports local government with groundbreaking new partnership approach to research

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We have launched a new partnership with Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands and Western Isles (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar) councils and the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), focussed on identifying how Scottish Government’s Islands Plan can benefit island communities. 

The research will investigate the changing relationship between local authorities and governments in Holyrood and Westminster through the implementation of the plan, with a view to understanding how communities can be empowered and engaged in delivering better outcomes and individual wellbeing. 

The programme will be supported by one fully funded four year PHD student placement while the research is being conducted and it works to critically analyse the developing and changing role of island based local government and its relationship with partners and communities. 

If you know of a candidate that you think will be suitable for the PHD student placement, the start date for the project is 15th January 2022 and all candidates are asked to supply an academic CV and cover letter, explaining their suitable candidate for the project to [email protected]. 


For more information please view the press release.