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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  ...

By Sarah Ade, Doon Valley Gazette

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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 ...

By Roisin McCann, The Scottish Beacon

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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 ...

By Devon McCole, The Scottish Beacon

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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 ...

By By Devon McCole, The Scottish Beacon.

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No. 154 McDonald Road – 10 years on

Rise of a local institution Broughton Primary and Higher Grade School opened in November 1896 ...

By Alan McIntosh, Broughton Spurtle

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Where the Heavens Meet the Stars: A Visionary Project for Doon Valley’s Future

Over the past few years it feels like the Doon Valley has seen the sad ...

By Doon Valley Gazette

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The Glenkens Community Centre building. Courtesy of the Glenkens Gazette.

From Schoolhouse to Community Hub: The Glenkens Community Centre’s Remarkable Journey

Built as a school in the late 19th Century, the building which is now the ...

By Becca Nelson, Glenkens Gazette

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“Empty buildings owned by the Ministry of Defence should be reused in response to the housing emergency” says MSP.

The MoD (Ministry of Defence) says that two B listed buildings in Shandon are being ...

By Julian Calvert, The Lochside Press

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The Friends of St Ninian’s: preserving Deerness’ local heritage

Reusing church buildings for the wider community supports their preservation and provides a space where ...

By Fiona Grahame, Orkney News

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Village church saved by its community

Nestled along the historic route connecting Balloch and Stirling, an 1800s church sits on the ...

By Harvey Smart, The Clydesider

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Opening night of Ness Hall 21st July 1964. Image Courtesy of Comunn Eachraidh Nis

The white elephant on the hill?

Dell Hall, Ness Hall or the Murdo Macaulay Memorial Hall – all titles used to ...

By Netty Sopata , fios

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