This is a really easy interactive website to explore SIMD indicators (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) by locality and domain.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice. In the last couple of years, they have done some insightful and challenging work on housing, poverty and climate justice in the UK.
Public meeting on the Common Weal details tbc
The political interest at this year's Wiston Lodge Outdoor Spectacular on Sat 22nd June will be a discussion between Robin McAlpine of the Reid Foundation, Dennis Canavan of Yes Scotland and Janet Moxley of Lanarkshire Greens on the Reid Fo
Behind the food scare stories there lies a fundamental question about why people buy cheap food without knowing its origins. Asking around some Green activists has produced the following thoughts.
At the coffee morning, there will be a display of Fairtrade Posters done by children from various primary schools in the town, and the winners of the competition will receive their prizes, around about 11am. There will also be Stalls with Fairtrade goods, Traidcraft gifts, cards etc.
Fairtrade Fortnight invites us to Take A Step this year. Your step for Fairtrade can be as simple as trying a new Fairtrade product, or as big and bold as launching a campaign to get your whole town to go Fairtrade. Every step counts towards the total of 1.5 million they're hoping to achieve by the end of 2012 – one for every farmer and worker Fairtrade aims to work with around the world.
Extra special Coffee Morning for Fairtrade fortnight. Free door prize and everyone will have the opportunity to take a step for Fairtrade.
Indian cotton producer, Mrnual Lahankar, will give a short talk about her work. This will be followed by a Q&A session.