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Community Councils: Cost of Living Case Studies

Case Studies

On this page you will find case studies highlighting the work that community councils are involved in to support their communities during the cost of living crisis.  If you would like to tell us about the work of your community council and would like it to be featured in this section please e-mail us at

Challenging the Cost of Living Crisis on Barra

Island communities are being particularly badly hit by the cost of living crisis, and Castlebay and Vatersay Community Council on the isle of Barra have secured funding to support their population of 1,200 people through this difficult winter.

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Ferintosh Community Bus tackling transport deprivation

Bus routes in rural areas of Scotland have faced consistent cuts in recent years, as operators focus on revenue-generating routes in towns and cities, leaving many people without access to a vehicle of their own stranded.

This is the problem that has weighed on the mind of Bruce Morrison, Secretary of Ferintosh Community Council, for several years and which finally seems to have found a solution in the shape of the Ferintosh Community Bus.

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