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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.

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.


Community Building: From Concept to Completion

Tuesday, 9 October, 2018 - 09:30 to 16:30

A Masterclass in Managing your Capital Build Project with Tim Cowen, Bruce Newlands and David Cook.
Tuesday 9th October

For full programme details please see the Woodlands Community website

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South Uist community ownership will see nature reserve created

Posted on: Monday 21st May, 2018

An island nature reserve is to be created as crofting estate land is transferred into community ownership on South Uist.

A total of 1100 hectare of land at Loch Druidibeg on the island will become a wildlife haven after the Scottish Government rubber-stamped the plan.

Please click here to read the article in full as it appeared in The National on the 18th of May.

High street take-over: Dumfries aims to be the first community to buy back its town centre

Posted on: Tuesday 17th April, 2018

A community arts and development organisation in Dumfries is making a bid to take back control of its neglected town centre and become the first in Scotland to buy back its high street. It hopes to transform the down-at-heel centre into a bustling hub full of urban homes, social enterprises and local small businesses.

To read this article in full, please click here to be taken to The Glasgow Herald's website.

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