Fairer Scotland

  • Riochachadh Òigridh na Gàidhealtachd

    14th September 2015 by

    Kat Bateson. ‘S e aon de na àitichean as àlainn airson a’tadhail air neo a’fuireach ann ann am beachd daoine bho air feadh na dùthcha ‘s air feadh an t-saoghail a th’anns a’Ghàidhealtachd. Tha na coimhearsnachdan againn tric air fhaicinn mar taighean-seinnse seann-fhasanta air taobh na locha le bailtean beaga air falach eadar na beantann....

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  • Representing Highland’s Young People

    14th September 2015 by

    Kat Bateson (The Highland Youth Convener / High Life Highland). The Scottish Highlands have long been considered nationally and globally as one of the most beautiful areas to visit and live in. Our communities are stereotypically seen as quaint pubs on the loch front with little ramshackle villages nestled between the mountains. I would argue...

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  • Overcoming the Poverty of Participation

    14th September 2015 by

    Martin Johnstone (Secretary, Church of Scotland’s Church & Society Council). One of the most exciting things that I have been involved with over the years has been a wee project, supported by the Church of Scotland, called Together for a Change. It brings together people from two different parts of the world who share the...

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  • Fair Food in Scotland

    11th September 2015 by

    Tracey Reilly (Policy Manager, Nourish Scotland). Food in Scotland is often described as a paradox. We produce some of the finest produce in the world, and our grain, fish and dairy products are exported across the globe. The industry is often cited as a success story, yet despite producing this bounty, many people in Scotland...

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  • Young people take the lead

    11th September 2015 by

    Isabel Dunsmuir (Innovation Development Director, DRC Generations). DRC Generations is a registered Charity based in Scotstoun in the North West of Glasgow. We have several programmes of work which overlap and complement each other – and our experience with young people in and around the area really brings into focus their problems, promise and aspirations....

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  • A Hop, Skip and Jump to more support?

    10th September 2015 by

    Peter Jardine (Communications Manager with Scottish Athletics). So, Scotland’s six track and field athletes at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa have delivered no fewer than seven medals! These teenagers travelled halfway round the globe to the Apia Stadium in Samoa seeking to show their potential to a wider audience. At Scottish Athletics, we have...

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  • Why a fairer Scotland would be a healthier Scotland

    9th September 2015 by

    Gerry McLaughlin (Chief Executive, NHS Health Scotland). The Scottish Government’s Creating a Fairer Scotland and Creating a Healthier Scotland national conversations resonate with our corporate strategy A Fairer Healthier Scotland. We wish to see a Scotland in which all of our people and communities have a fairer share of the opportunities, resources and the confidence...

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  • Reflections – employability support

    7th September 2015 by

    Kate Still (Director for Rathbone Training and In-training for Devolved Nations). The consultation document on employability support is out, and causing quite a stir. There are, obviously, many opinions on what does and doesn’t work – and what could work better. I’d like to share some of my own opinions. These are not necessarily fully...

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  • Reaching for the Holy Grail

    6th September 2015 by

    Kirsty McHugh (Chief Executive, Employment Related Services Association). Question, what is the Holy Grail of employment support in Scotland? Answer, there isn’t just one. However, early action with jobseekers who are most likely to become long term unemployed must be high amongst them. Sounds simple doesn’t it? The benefits are obvious. First, we know that...

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  • Gorbals born, Gorbals bread

    4th September 2015 by

    Catriona Milligan (Project worker, Bridging the Gap). Bread is peculiar stuff. For starters, it’s something of a universal constant. Everyone has experience of bread – be it sliced white, chapatti or injera. In fact – though you might not suspect it – bread has the power to draw people together. Some years ago, as part...

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