New title in series - The Dear Wild Place - by Emily Cutts is now available. You can order your copy at our shop.
We have prepared a short report on our event The Insights, Risks and Benefits of an ACE Approach held on 28th February.
Click below for the report and attendee comments
Our first blog has been written by John Carnochan, author of Conviction.
John co-founded the ground-breaking Violence Reduction Unit.
The Golden Mean:
Fostering young people’s resilience, confidence and well-being
Morag Kerr (Editor)
Right from the Start:
Investing in parents and babies
Hiding in Plain Sight:
Exploring Scotland’s ill health
Knowing and Growing:
Insights for developing ourselves and others
Violence, culture and a shared public service agenda
The Great Takeover:
How materialism, the media and markets now dominate our lives
Education, equity and community
She, He, They:
Families, gender and coping with transition
Working for Equality:
Policy, politics, people
Richard Freeman, Fiona McHardy, Danny Murphy (Editors)
Allotments, well-being and community
Jenny Mollison, Judy Wilkinson and Rona Wilkinson
Scotland's Local Food Revolution
Breathing new life into organisations
Tony Miller & Gordon Hall
The New Road:
Charting Scotland's inspirational communities.
Alf Young and Ewan Young
What next for a healthy Scotland?
Phil Hanlon and Sandra Carlisle
Shaping our Global Future:
A guide for young people
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.
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