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November 2019

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Earlston Community Garden

Community Council projects awarded grant funding in latest National Lottery Awards

October 2019

The Present Voices - Future Lives exhibition Get Online Week 2019 logos

September 2019

Forestry volunteering day at Glenlivet. Image: Scottish Crown Estate Media Centre FCC Communities Foundation logo Knowledge is Power logo
Ayrshire coastal path volunteers

Photo credit: John Linton

Love Your Network: Funding Available Now

August 2019

Climate change illustrations The Big Climate Conversation\

July 2019

Scottish Government logo Audit Scotland publication: Principles for Community Empowerment Scottish Co-production Network logo
Scottish Land Commission Community Engagement Survey SURF Awards 2019 SURF Awards 2019
FutureTown Design Competition 2019 Scotland's Most Beautiful High Street 2019 Beauly Priory Sycamore - previous runner-up in Scotland's Tree of the Year

June 2019

MSP Connector Programme Workers building a community path Money for Moray presentation

May 2019

Public Health Scotland Consultation Celebrate CCs 2019 Scottish Community Alliance logo
SCDC logo Aerial view of a Scottish community SCDC report on strengthening community councils
Volunteering for All National Framework finger on doorbell

April 2019

Family walking on path Nature of Scotland Awards 2019 logo

March 2019

The Scottish Government is consulting on changes to the guidance for Licensing Boards Celebrate Community Councils Rural landscape - new research into rural planning policy

February 2019

Leaf Room, previous My Place Awards winners Leaf Room, previous My Place Awards winners Volunteers on a litter pick at Union Canal National Cycle Route 75

January 2019

Leaf Room, previous My Place Awards winners Volunteers on a litter pick at Union Canal National Cycle Route 75 Circle of Light Cycle Path Event

November 2018

Read the summary of the Democracy Matters Community Councils Twitter Hour An abandoned building on derelict land Community Councils and young people
Democracy Matters logo

October 2018

Petrochemical plant Place Standard Tool

August 2018

Scottish Community Councils Twitter Hour on 18 September 2018 Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Bench in a public park
Making Places 2018-2019 launched Tesco Bags of Help logo Scottish Community Alliance logo
cosla logo improvement service logo
scottish government logo