Taking on TestTown

January 15, 2017

Written by Leigh Brown, City Development Team, Perth & Kinross Council @ent_fellow

I was first involved in TestTown in 2013, working with the Carnegie UK Trust to develop the programme that finally saw 11 businesses open for a weekend of trading across Dunfermline High Street. I s...

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Future Libraries Hackathon – what did the teams create?

November 18, 2016

by Anna Grant, Carnegie UK Trust

'Reimagining the role and functions of the library'. That's what our recent  Future Libraries Hackathon  set out to do in Edinburgh's technology incubator, CodeBase. The Carnegie UK trust ,  Sc...

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Turnaround towns – learning from international experience

November 18, 2016

by Rebekah Menzies, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

With Scotland’s Towns Week now behind us, it is an opportune time to reflect on the place of towns and their socioeconomic development in policy making, both in Scotland and across the rest of the U...

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More and Better Jobs: Finding Fulfilling Work

November 17, 2016

by Gail Irvine, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

The question of how to create better jobs, as well as more jobs, is an urgent public policy question. The economic recession and resulting flat-lining of pay over the past decade has only exacerbated ...

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Opportunities and challenges for digital society and economy post-Brexit

November 16, 2016

By William Perrin

Will is currently undertaking a short piece of research and analysis for the Trust looking what Brexit might mean for digital in the UK and the risks and opportunities associated with this. What ...

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Twinning Towns- A Boost to Local Resilience

November 10, 2016

By Pauline Radcliffe, Carnegie Associate

Last week saw the annual Scotland's Towns conference take place in Kirkcaldy. Town practitioners and policy makers met to discuss how resilience and connectivity can contribute to the health of the...

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Is the future bright for investigative journalism?

November 8, 2016

By Paul Harman, Director, Cleraun Media Conferences

In 2011, investigative journalists at the Guardian uncovered a major scandal of phone-hacking by fellow journalists at the News of the World . Their reports led to police investigations, a parliame...

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TestTown- an opportunity to make a positive change

November 1, 2016

Ruth Rowe, Entrepreneurship Officer at Bridgend College

Bridgend is ‘ My Hometown’ and to echo the words of that Bruce Springsteen song, I cared that ‘seems like there ain’t nobody wants to come down here no more.’ Being a Carnegie UK Test Town...

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The Carnegie of Carnegies: 80 years of the best children’s literature

October 27, 2016

by Gail Irvine, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Last week the nominations for the 2017 CILIP-Carnegie and Kate Greenaway’s children’s book awards were unveiled. And so begins the countdown to name the next modern classic of children'...

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Hacking a new look for Scotland’s libraries

October 14, 2016

by Gina Wilson, Carnegie UK Trust

Libraries are trusted resources. They’re free; safe; easy to access and located in the heart of communities. But in a rapidly evolving digital world, will libraries still have an important role to p...

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