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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.

Jen Stout on reporting from the frontline in Ukraine and her new book: Night Train to Odesa

In a compelling panel discussion, journalist and author Jen Stout shared her experiences transitioning from …

Representation Matters: Migrant Women Press, Women in Journalism, and Pass the Mic highlight the need for diversity in Scottish media

Juliana da Penha from Migrant Women Press, Gabriella Bennet from Women in Journalism Scotland, and …

What is the value of local news in Scotland’s communities: Key insights from indie news publishers

Empowering Communities Through Local News Local news plays a crucial role in Scotland’s communities, fostering …

Sustaining Serious Journalism: Do we need a Scottish Public Journalism Institute

In an era marked by rapid digitalisation and evolving media landscapes, the essence of serious journalism stands at a crossroads. Delve into the insights gained from a recent panel discussion, where leading voices from diverse backgrounds got together to discuss the needs of and challenges facing the fourth estate in the modern age.

MSP Richard Leonard discusses media ownership and democracy during ‘No news is Bad News’ event

During one of the panels at the Scottish Beacon’s Indie News Week event MSP Richard …

Local news publishers call for Scottish Government support to help indie news thrive

On 7 June, over 80 people from across Scotland and beyond gathered in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket …

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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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