featuredCouncillor Induction Materials
Our induction materials for new and returning councillors provide information, support and guidance to help you be effective in your role.
As well as notebooks on your core roles and responsibilities, we have introductory guides on topics that you may have responsibility for, such as planning and climate change.
Take a look at our elected member induction materials.11 May 2022
featuredShaping Places for Wellbeing Programme: Shaping our thinking, sharing our learning
Our Shaping Places for Wellbeing programme aims to improve Scotland’s wellbeing and reduce inequalities by changing collective approaches to the places we live, work and play. In this new blog series, Shaping our thinking, sharing our learning, we'll be evaluating the programme and sharing what we've learnt across key stages.
The first blog looks at current and future ambitions of the local project towns - Alloa, Ayr, Clydebank and Dunoon - asking 'what is the ambition of the town?'11 May 2022
featuredThought Leadership Series: Perspectives on Christie 10 Years On
2021 marked 10 years since the publication of the independent report from the Christie Commission on the future delivery of public services. In this Improvement Service Thought Leadership series, COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison, Young Scot Chair Elma Murray OBE and James Mitchell, Professor of Public Policy at University of Edinburgh, share their perspectives on the lasting impact of the Commission and how we can bring the principles forward.10 Mar 2022
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New Recovery and Delivery ProgrammeNews
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