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Book 03 | The New Road

Charting Scotland's inspirational communities.


Alf Young | Ewan Young


A father and son go on a week long journey round Scotland to see at first hand some of the great environmental, social, employment and regeneration projects which are happening. From Dunbar in the south east of Scotland to Knoydart in the north west they meet people involved in projects which demonstrate new ways of living.


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Postcards from Scotland is a series of short books designed to stimulate and communicate new thinking and ways of living.


Alf Young writes, broadcasts and comments on a range of issues. He retired in 2009 from the Herald where he was responsible for comment and opinion. He writes a Saturday column for the Scotsman and is a regular contributor to BBC current affairs programmes. He is currently chairman of Riverside Inverclyde and of Social Investment Scotland and an economic adviser to the Scottish Council for Development and Industry.


Ewan Young works as Development Officer for the Ullapool Community Trust. Sustainable living is one of his passions. Holding degrees in Planning and Environmental Sustainability, he lives near Ullapool with his wife, Merlin.