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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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‘No News is Bad News’ Scottish Beacon event to explore future of local news

Journalism today is at a crossroads. Old models based on commercial advertising are no longer …

Colin Beattie, MSP: “An efficient public transport system is essential”

An efficient public transport system is essential in unlocking Scotland’s economic potential and in our …

A letter from Scotland

Scotland has an official “housing emergency”. The Scottish Parliament declared this to be so on …

School mothballing halted: reflecting on victory of local campaigners

Campaigners had regarded the imposition of mothballing as ‘closure by stealth’. Now Glenkens councillors Dougie …

Kelvingrove Museum – the Pittenweem Connection

On a recent visit to Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, the word ‘Pittenweem’ on …
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Book news you need to know – from the rise of queer African literature to the PEN America controversy

Stay Ahead In The World Of Literature And Publishing With Insights From Our Literature Editor. …

Rising Food Bank Use Across Scotland’s Communities

The Trussell Trust charity recently revealed that they had distributed 128,490 emergency food parcels in Scotland between April and September 2023 This is more than ever before for this six-month …

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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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