The Community Development Alliance Scotland is a Scottish Charity whose work is overseen by a Management Group.  


David Allan - Chair

David has a background in community learning and development and has served as Head of Programme within Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) with particular responsibility for community engagement, community capacity building. In April 2015 he took up position as Deputy Director for SCDC.


Fiona Ballantyne

Fiona is a women's community development worker for the Scottish Refugee Council. She is a member of the Scottish Community Development Network, a member led organisation, for community workers , from the community, voluntary or public sectors, who support the principles and practice of community development.

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Fiona Garven

Fiona’s main areas of focus are community engagement, building community capacity and community-led approaches to health. Fiona has many years experience of implementing community development approaches across several sectors. Fiona is an advisor to CHEX.


Stuart Hashagan

Stuart has worked in community development in Scotland since the mid 1970s - as a community planner in an early regeneration project, as a student unit organiser in a community work student unit, and as director of Community Development Foundation in Scotland 1989-2009.  He is the chair of the European Community Development Network.