Alf Young and Ian Cooke discuss The New Road: Charting Scotland’s Inspirational Communities
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Alf Young and Ian Cooke discuss The New Road: Charting Scotland’s Inspirational Communities, at the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
A father and son go on a week long journey round Scotland to see at first hand some of the great environmental, social, employment and regeneration projects which are happening round the country. From Dunbar in the south east of Scotland to Knoydart in the north west they meet people involved in projects which demonstrate new ways of living.
Alf Young writes, broadcasts and comments on a range of issues affecting Scotland and the wider world. He retired in 2009 from the Herald where he was responsible for comment and opinion. He writes a Saturday column for the Scotsman and is a regular contributor to BBC current affairs programmes. Currently chairman of Riverside Inverclyde and of Social Investment Scotland. He is also an economic adviser to the Scottish Council for Development and Industry.
Ian Cooke is the Director of the Development Trusts Association Scotland, the national organisation for encouraging, supporting and representing development trusts within Scotland. Prior to this, he managed both North Edinburgh Trust and the Pilton Partnership, and has over 26 years experience of community development work, area-based regeneration and partnership building within an urban regeneration context.
When: October 28, 2012 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Where: Out of the Blue Drillhall, 38 Dalmeny St, Leith,Edinburgh,City of Edinburgh EH6, UK
Cost: Admission Free! Donations Welcome!