Guest Blog: Strengthening Freedom of Information for the Third Sector

The press and media consistently reveal information of public interest, only sourced because individuals, journalists and organisations decided to use their right to know and make a request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FoISA). ...

Being a woman in Scotland today – a tale of two halves?

In the spirit of empowering women and closing the gender gap this International Women’s Day, is it time we looked more closely at the picture in our own cities, towns and rural communities? You may remember back in 2017, BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour commissioned a report...

Why local is best when it comes to Facebook and your charity

At the beginning of 2018 Facebook announced one of its biggest changes to date – a move towards making the platform ‘more about connecting you to the stories and people that matter most’ - in other words Facebook is going back to basics.   The changes These changes...

Connecting Communities with Parliament

Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) have a vital role in enabling community voices to be heard in Parliament was a key message from a TSI Network meeting with the Scottish Parliament Community Outreach Team this week.   The meeting of TSI Senior managers at the Scottish...