Community Development Alliance Scotland

Progress in implementing the CLD Regulations

Education Scotland has published Community Learning and Development (CLD) Planning: An aspect review of progress made in implementing the CLD Regulations, which complements the previously published Community Learning and Development Plans 2015-18: Planning for change in Scotland’s communities. This review … Continue reading

Influencing Change: CLD in Scotland, 2001-2015

A new (downloadable) book on community learning and community development in Scotland ’Influencing Change: CLD in Scotland, 2001-2015’ (The Making of an Empowering Profession, Volume 2), edited by Colin Ross, brings together the key policy and guidance documents across all … Continue reading

Future Governance of the CLD Standards Council: Consultation

The CLD Standards Council (Scotland) was established in 2008 by Scottish Government Ministers as the professional body with responsibility for setting standards in Community Learning and Development. It was assigned to Education Scotland as host agency, but is recognised separately on … Continue reading

Enabling Empowerment – Community Development in Scotland’s Third Sector Interfaces

The Scottish Community Development Centre has produced a report for Voluntary Action Scotland which is intended to stimulate debate within the Third Sector Interface network as to how to consolidate and strengthen the community development role of TSIs. The report … Continue reading

Ideas for a national commitment to community development

Last year the Scottish Government announced that it will ‘take the lead for national policy for community development’ through its Community Empowerment Unit. This perhaps represents a recognition that community development is essential to the successful implementation of the Community … Continue reading

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