The Elected Members' Briefing Series has been developed by the IS to help elected members keep apace with key issues affecting local government. A list of all briefings and notebooks published is below.
While some briefing notes are directly produced by IS staff, we also work with a wide range of public bodies, commentators and observers of public services to produce materials. If you are interested in contributing to our Briefing Series, please contact David Barr.
You might also be interested in information for elected members from other organisations we work with.
Scotland's Councillors 2017-2022
A survey of councillors elected in 2017. It looks at the demographic profile of councillors and questions relating to their role, such as additional employment status, how councillor duties are managed and why they chose to stand for election.
#FollowMe2: a Social Media Guide for Elected Members
An introduction to what social media is and how councillors can use it for communication. This also contains brief guides to the most popular social media tools.