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Power to the people

Community owned renewables that generate a source of income

Community owned renewables that generate a source of income

Communities across Scotland have been the first to reap the benefits of the abundant resources nature provides to them. They’ve pioneered community renewable energy projects, collectively developed and owned by local people.


It’s time for a new breed of banker

Huw Davies argues that we need not just new banks in the UK, but new bankers

Banker in a bowler hat

Six years on from the start of the credit crisis there continues to be much soul searching as to what our financial system should look like, what it should do, and how it should behave. There are new faces on the high street, and suggestions that the big banks may be trying to move in a more…


How it should be

Alternative supermarket open in Brighton

Supermarkets have become so predominant in British food shopping that there’s little room left for anything else. Traditional stores have struggled to compete, leaving an oligopoly of mega-retailers and shoppers facing a dwindling choice of alternatives.


The place to be

Scottish youth trust reaches out to young people

Callander Youth Project

Callander is a bustling tourist town in Perthshire, and a popular stop en-route to the Highlands. For local young people, growing up in what is a rural idyll for holiday visitors can be a recipe for isolation and boredom. Many are bussed in from a wide area, and outside school hours there is little for them to…