Uist, Social Enterprise Places – further coverage

Scottish Community Alliance discussed Uist’s Social Places award in their fortnightly newsletter (Local People Leading), headed Catch up with Uist’. In reading the recently published brochure they concluded 

A perennial  frustration for those on the fringes of mainstream policy making, is that certain unshakable assumptions seem to underpin all this activity which no one seems prepared to challenge. An example being the unspoken belief that rural and island communities need to ‘catch up’ in some way with their urban counterparts in order to meet the challenges that they face. Research released earlier this year by the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme (with substantial Scottish island input) argues the complete opposite and this publication suggests Uist might be a good place to begin this rural policy reappraisal.

The Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme research was headed by CoDeL and more information can be found here

The complete Uist, Social Enterprise Places brochure can be read here. 




Uist, Social Enterprise Place brochure coverage

The recently released Uist, Social Enterprise Places brochure has received significant coverage on the web and in social media, including from the Scottish Government’s Scottish Rural Network who have commented

“A new digital brochure celebrates the benefits and work of award-winning social and community enterprises on Uist.

“Uist, with a 40+ year history of social and community enterprises, was one award-winner the judging panel felt had much to shout about. The stats are certainly impressive … but it’s not just the numbers that impress …. It is inspiring reading of resilient, resourceful and dynamic communities and a great example of just how much people can achieve together. The document highlights their amazing history, and key priorities for the future.”

Read the whole brochure here