Linda Pearson: How Scottish Councils could become a beacon for the anti-Nukes movement internationally
Linda Pearson, Don’t Bank on the Bomb Scotland campaigner, says that Renfrewshire Council’s call to divest their pension fund investment in nukes could set a very significant precedent at a crucial time for the global anti-nuclear weapons movement
Scotland needs an energy policy that delivers radical solutions
Dr Ron Mould and Dr Keith Baker, co-founders of the Energy Poverty Research Initiative, call on the Scottish Government to take more drastic action to deliver a sustainable national energy policy
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT is on a collision course with the public sector over the Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES) under its Energy Efficiency Scotland programme.
'Two paychecks away from a crisis': Is Ayr losing its Victorian splendour?
With its high street in decline and austerity biting hard, Scotland's seaside jewel has faced lean years – can it be turned around?
THE massive white cladding covering the Ayr Station Hotel has transformed the onetime symbol of the town's vitality into the representation of its lean times.
The owner is absent from the town and the council has stepped in to make safe the rotting building, which last year closed some of the train services from Ayr to South Ayrshire's more isolated communities.
CS Special Week of Coverage on Scotland's Towns & Places
CommonSpace will be travelling to Dumfries, Motherwell and Ayr as part of a special week of coverage on Scotland’s towns and places
SCOTLAND’S towns are facing the double whammy of austerity and the rise of internet and out-of-town shopping.
Local authorities across Scotland are currently passing budgets with severe cuts to local services, including key aspects of community life: swimming pools, libraries and community centres.