Speirs Lock is a vision of what is possible with a little imagination and belief. It is a vision of a different type of economy. One that still produces jobs and new businesses, still relies on traditional skills and still demands hard work.
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We must ask the questions George Osborne (and most of his opponents) don’t: what kind of activity do we need in order to create a flourishing society, not just now but in 20 or 30 years’ time?
Above all, the autumn statement reflects an impotence at the heart of national economic stewardship. It may be left to a strident local economic stewardship to forge new local economic destinies.
Putting money into the pockets of those who need it most is vital but these measures alone will not address the root causes of social injustice.
Mr Pickles' manipulation of finance can only be compared to those people who used to operate at fairs and markets with cups and balls... the reality of the immediate cuts required will mean that we will be providing a worse service, whether it is in adult social care or collecting the bins.
Ensuring the development industry takes account of its social and environmental impact will take a major cultural shift. That’s why nailing down a way to measure wellbeing is all-important, argues Ivan Tennant
Kincluny is aiming to be Scotland’s first sustainable village. But its notion of community sustainability goes far beyond eco-bling, as Clare Goff reports
With 450 SEM holders, there is now a critical mass of organisations and supporters that can take control of the brand and make it more relevant to the movement. In suggesting this, the charitable turn taken in the SEM criteria represents an obstacle to the advancement of social democracy in enterprise development.
Zambia’s Constituency Development Fund proves how much more can be achieved when local people are in control. Will the country’s new government take it to the next level? Austin Macauley reports
The best stories are about truisms. In this case, every generation despairs of the younger generation and have done so since the dawn of time.