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We held a very successful event at Moray House, Edinburgh on Friday 25th of October called 'Finding the Golden Mean'. Various authors who contributed to the book spoke - Carol Craig, Alan McLean, Sue Palmer and Charis Robertson. Morag Kerr, the book's editor chaired the event. Other authors led table discussions. We are now planning a similar event tosometime in 2020. More information to follow. 

Events

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Switch off? 

Should Scotland follow the example of other countries and limit infants', children's and young people's exposure to WiFi, masts, mobile phones and devices?


We are holding this event on the evening of Monday 3rd of February  2020 in Glasgow. Click the button below for background, who should attend and where to buy tickets. 

Postcards blog

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Read Carol Craig on the health dangers of the latest development in technology 5G. 

'Why we should listen to scientists' and doctors' concerns on 5G'

New book

The Dear Wild Place

The Dear Wild Space
Emily Cutts

The Dear Wild Place

Green spaces, community and campaigning

By Emily Cutts 

books in the series

The Golden Mean

The Golden Mean:
Fostering young people’s resilience, confidence and well-being
Morag Kerr (Editor)

The Golden Mean: 

Fostering young people’s resilience, confidence and well-being

Morag Kerr (Editor) books non-fiction

Right from the Start

Right from the Start:
Investing in parents and babies
Alan Sinclair

Right from the Start:

Investing in parents and babies

Alan Sinclair books non-fiction children

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight: 
Exploring Scotland’s ill health
Carol Craig

Hiding in Plain Sight: 

Exploring Scotland’s ill health

Carol Craig books non-fiction publishing

Tears that made the Clyde Scots Crisis of confidence

Knowing and Growing

Knowing and Growing:
Insights for developing ourselves and others.
Alan McLean

Knowing and Growing:

Insights for developing ourselves and others

Alan McLean books non-fiction 

Conviction

Conviction:
Violence, culture and a shared public service agenda
John Carnochan

Conviction:

Violence, culture and a shared public service agenda

John Carnochan books non-fiction Glasgow violence reduction unit knife crime

The Great Takeover

The Great Takeover:
How materialism, the media and markets now dominate our lives
Carol Craig

The Great Takeover:

 How materialism, the media and markets now dominate our lives 

Carol Craig books non-fiction Scotland materialism

Schooling Scotland

Schooling Scotland:
Education, equity and community
Daniel Murphy

Schooling Scotland:

Education, equity and community

Daniel Murphy books non-fiction

She, He, They

She, He, They
Families, gender and coping with transition
Shirley Young

She, He, They:

Families, gender and coping with transition

Shirley Young

books non-fiction transgender transistioning

Working for Equality

Working for Equality
Policy, politics, people
Richard Freeman, Fiona McHardy, Danny Murphy (Editors)

Working for Equality:

Policy, politics, people

Richard Freeman, Fiona McHardy, Danny Murphy (Editors) books non-fiction

Raising Spirits

Raising Spirits
Allotments, well-being and community
Jenny Mollison, Judy Wilkinson & Rona Wilkinson

Raising Spirits:

Allotments, well-being and community

Jenny Mollison, Judy Wilkinson and Rona Wilkinson books non-fiction growing

Scotland's Local Food Revolution

Scotland's Local Food Revolution
Mike Small

Scotland's Local Food Revolution


Mike Small books non-fiction publishing

Letting Go

Letting Go
Breathing new life into organisations
Tony Miller & Gordon Hall

Letting Go:

Breathing new life into organisations

Tony Miller & Gordon Hall books non-fiction

The New Road

The New Road
Charting Scotland's inspirational communities.
Alf Young  and Ewan Young

The New Road:

Charting Scotland's inspirational communities.

Alf Young and Ewan Young books non-fiction

AfterNow

AfterNow
What next for a healthy Scotland?
Phil Hanlon and Sandra Carlisle

AfterNow:

What next for a healthy Scotland?

Phil Hanlon and Sandra Carlisle books non-fiction health Scotland

Shaping our Global Future

Shaping our Global Future
A guide for young people
Derek Brown

Shaping our Global Future:

A guide for young people

Derek Brown books non-fiction

About Postcards from Scotland

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In the face of huge challenges such as climate change, resource depletion, financial melt-down, globalisation, falling living standards, rising inequality and mental health problems, it is becoming  increasingly clear that western societies will have to make huge  changes. In short, we cannot go on in the same vein: we need to envision  and enact a radically different future.


Scotland is well-placed in some respects to make a significant contribution to this new thinking: we played a major part in the 18th  century Enlightenment and many of the factors which facilitated  Scotland's leading role are still in place. Namely, we are a small, networked society with strong commitment to social  improvement where it is easy to have conversations across subject  disciplines.


This period in western culture and Scottish political culture requires outlets for new ideas across a whole range of topics – environmental, social, organisational, political, cultural, psychological, economic and spiritual – as well as new frameworks and  ways of conceptualising.  Postcards from Scotland aims to help develop this new thinking  in a readable and accessible format and publicise, to a much greater  audience, some of the projects in Scotland which are already aiming to  help bring about a new way of living. books non-fiction.


The Centre also runs some events and advertises them on this site. The blog also sometimes features topics not yet included in our book series. 

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