Postcards from Scotland are published by the Centre for Confidence and Well-being, a registered charity based in Scotland. Registered No. SCO37080

Launch event for Working for Equality, Edinburgh University, Thursday 2nd November, 5.30 - 7.30 pm.


Speakers include Emma Ritch of Engender and Professor Phil Hanlon who Chairs the Board of the Centre for Confidence and Well-being.


The event is free but book your place in advance via Eventbrite.








Hear Shirley Young talk about her new book She, He, They at the Radical Book Festival in Edinburgh on Thursday 27th October. Details Here


Read about Centre's event on the film The True Cost on fast fashion which has important messages for readers of The Great Takeover.


West Dunbartonshire Book Festival - Booked: 20 May, Dumbarton Library at 7.30

Four Postcards from Scotland authors - Alf Young, Carol Craig, John Carnochan and Daniel Murphy will be talking about their books in the series.

Tickets available at the door but also available on the night. For further information please go to


Previous Postcards events:

Postcards from Scotland event at Glasgow's Aye Write! Book Festival in the Mitchell Library, Wednesday 17th April 2013

Andrew Simms from the New Economics Foundation and author of Cancel the Apocalypse join three Postcards from Scotland authors - Sandra Carlisle, Carol Craig and Alf Young - for what should be a visionary and inspiring debate about the future.


Postcards from Scotland Event "Continuing the momentum"

Monday 25 March 2013, 5.30-7.30

Scottish Youth Theatre, Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Steet,

Glasgow G1 1TF


On the 28th of February the Centre ran an event in Glasgow which was so popular it was booked up within a week. At this event three of the Postcards from Scotland authors (Professor Phil Hanlon, Carol Craig and Alf Young) talked about their books and then everyone was involved in discussions on how we spread these radical and inspiring ideas to a much wider audience in Scotland. Lots of great ideas came from participants and many said they wanted to volunteer to be involved.

As we don't want to lose the energy or momentum gained on the 28th of February we are holding another, bigger event, on Monday 25th March. Much of the programme will evolve on the night depending on the interests of those who attend


The New Road: Conversation for Palm Sunday.

24th March 2013, 2.30 - 4.30


This event is being held by a group of churches in the West End of Glasgow. Phil Hanlon, Carol Craig and Alf Young are speaking and there's plenty time for discussion. All welcome.


Postcards from Scotland -

Creating a momentum for widespread social and cultural change


Thursday February 28th 2013, 5.30-7.30

CPD Room 8, 1st floor, Glasgow School for Business and Society Centre for Executive Education (CEE) building, Glasgow Caledonian University


Scotland is faced with a referendum in 2014 on independence and it's widely accepted that there is not enough debate on the type of country we want to become or how – with or without independence - we could deal with some of the large-scale economic, employment, environmental and health challenges facing us.


The Centre, in conjunction with Argyll Publishing, is aiming to encourage such debate by publishing a series of short, accessible books – Postcards from Scotland. The first three titles appeared in November 2012.


Come to this Centre event, chaired by Danny Murphy, and hear from three authors involved in the first three volumes: Professor Phil Hanlon, Carol Craig and Alf Young. You will also hear about the underlying rationale, our hopes and aspirations for the series and forthcoming titles.


Following the talks on the books the remaining hour will be devoted to discussion and participation. We want all those present to discuss and give us their suggestions on how we can get ideas from the series to a wide audience in Scotland and beyond; how we might use the series to link up various organisations and networks committed to change; and what other topics we should be considering for the series.