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Independent Journalism from across Scotland.

Scottish Beacon is a collaborative
network of independent local and hyperlocal newsrooms serving urban and rural communities.

Together we’re working to strengthen the voice of the community-based media sector and bring to light real stories from Scotland’s communities.

Bellsbank foodbank. Courtesy of the Doon Valley Gazette.

Exploring the causes of food poverty in the Doon Valley

The Doon Valley sits on the rural edge of East Ayrshire, the region with the fourth highest child  …
Nick McGowan-Lowe, Rachel Hamada, Richard Walker and Joyce Macmillan discuss SPIJI and the No News is Bad News event in Edinburgh

Journalism experts call for government support for a Scottish Public Interest Journalism Institute

Journalism experts called for the Scottish Government to support the development of the Public Interest …
Richard Leonard speaking at the No News Is Bad News event | Photo by Iain McLellan

Richard Leonard MSP calls for a Scottish government fund to relocalise and democratise media ownership

Delivering opening remarks at The Scottish Beacon’s Indie News Week event MSP Richard Leonard delivered …

Indie news publishers call for Scottish Government support to help local news thrive

On 7 June, over 80 people from across Scotland and beyond gathered in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket …
Some of Scotland's community spaces

The Scottish Beacon collaborative: What’s happening to Scotland’s community spaces?

“The guy who started it all off had seen the state of the Millburn Church …

Real stories from across Scotland.

Scottish Beacon is a collaborative network of independent local and hyperlocal newsrooms serving urban and rural communities. Together we’re working to strengthen the voice of the community-based media sector and bring to light real stories from Scotland’s communities.

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