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.
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.
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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.
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.
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