Fairer Scotland

  • Dundee has a Fair Way to Go

    8th August 2016 by

    Why are things so unfair? That’s a hard question but it’s the one asked by Councillor Jimmy Black, the chair of the Dundee Fairness Commission, in our  report, A Fair Way to Go. It has a whopping 56 recommendations – way more than anyone planned. But to understand how we ended up with so many...

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  • Work Experience in the Scottish Government

    28th June 2016 by

    A Work Experience Student from James Hamilton Academy, Kilmarnock writes about ‘life as a Civil Servant’ for a week. Why politics at 14? At the age of 14, the Scottish Independence Referendum had a major impact on my outlook on life and my goals. As a strong Yes supporter without a vote I was extremely...

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  • Denial of Dignity

    27th June 2016 by

    Definition The definition of dignity is self-respect and self-worth. The UN Declaration of Human Rights is clear that everyone has the right to dignity. For many people living on benefits, or in poverty dignity is all that they can lay claim to. But even this, is now being eroded, by welfare and disability reforms. Sanctions,...

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  • The story so far….

    27th June 2016 by

    Fairer Scotland Since June last year the Fairer Scotland conversation has been going strong throughout the country. People have had their say on how they perceive Scotland to be fairer and what has to change to help us all achieve that goal. We encourage people to continue this conversation during this difficult time following the...

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  • The forgotten victims of crime

    27th June 2016 by

    Voices of the young adults whose family are in prison It’s estimated that 27,000 children and young people experience the imprisonment of a family member each year in Scotland KIN is a partnership project between Vox Liminis and Families Outside who help those aged 16-25. It is a new step in opening up the conversation...

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  • The Fantastic Four of Southcraig Campus

    28th January 2016 by

    An inspirational chat with four awesome students…..truly the ’Fantastic Four’. On the 10th November I had the honour of meeting four remarkable young adults at Southcraig Campus, Ayr. Their teacher, Yvonne, had written to the Fairer Scotland Team [via the mailbox!] inviting me to talk with the fantastic pupils of Southcraig campus, who had something...

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  • Enhanced by our diversity, combined by our humanity…

    1st December 2015 by

    Danny Boyle (Parliamentary and Policy Officer – BEMIS Scotland). Previously as part of the Fairer Scotland conversations BEMIS had submitted a blog encouraging diverse communities to stay politically engaged in post referendum Scotland regardless of their political allegiances. The truth is that ‘Fairer Scotland’ equality issues, and in particular ‘Race Equality’ and all that that...

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  • The importance of participative placemaking in a Fairer Scotland

    26th November 2015 by

    Petra Biberbach (Chief Executive, PAS) The late-19th century establishment of the British planning system was a direct response to poor living conditions, social inequalities and public health issues associated with rapid urbanisation. Pioneers like Ebenezer Howard recognised the importance of places which foster wellbeing and are sustainable. By uniting good design with higher building standards,...

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  • A Fairer Greener Scotland by 2030?

    19th November 2015 by

    Kristina Nitsolova (Ethnic Minority Environmental Network Development Officer, CEMVO Scotland) ‘What would make Scotland a Fairer and more prosperous place to live by 2030?’ It really is a BIG question. Considering the Fairer Scotland question is a great way to identify common topics of concern – allowing us all to collectively prioritise and plan for...

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  • Our Fairer Scotland Planning Event – Midlothian

    13th November 2015 by

    On Wednesday 14th October a group of 24 people from the local area joined Scottish Government staff at the Newbattle College, Dalkeith, for our third Fairer Scotland Planning Event. The goal? To discuss and scrutinise ways in which they could plan together to create a Fairer Scotland by 2030. fairerscotland – the story so far...

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