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How one development trust’s fight shows that fortune also favours the determined

Posted on: Monday 26th November, 2018

What do you do after four long years chasing the funds and ideal site for a community wind turbine when things suddenly change and the community’s hopes are dashed overnight? Happily, one thing Huntly and District Development Trust (HDDT) didn’t do was panic – even though a last-minute change of heart by a local landowner and withdrawal of its main funding partner almost bankrupted the fledgling community trust.

To read the article in full as it appeared in the Sunday National on 25th November, please click here.

Here's how the community of Glenboig turned it all around

Posted on: Monday 12th November, 2018

The story of Glenboig could be the usual tale of a Lanarkshire mining village destroyed by pit closures and the closure of Gartcosh and Ravenscraig. But it isn’t, and that’s because of one thing – the strength and doggedness of the local community.

To read the article in full as it appeared in the Sunday National on Sunday 12th November, please click here.

October 2018: e-bulletin No.60

Posted on: Tuesday 06th November, 2018

October 2018: E-bulletin No.60

The Power of Local: Inspirational story of how neighbours can transform Scotland

Posted on: Monday 10th September, 2018

Obviously the Scottish Parliament and political parties have kick-started big ideas – from free personal care for the elderly to the end of university tuition fees.

To read the rest of Lesley Riddoch's column as it appeared in Sunday 9th of September's National, please click here.

 

August 2018: e-bulletin No.59

Posted on: Friday 07th September, 2018

August 2018: E-bulletin No.59

 

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