charities, community, promotions, public relations, public sector, websites

First Minister’s praise for website

FIRST Minister Jack McConnell has praised a pioneering internet project. He has written to West Lothian Association of Community Councils to congratulate everyone involved in the launch of their website – http://www.yourcommunitycouncil.co.uk The portal was launched earlier this year, with information, news and contact details for more than 30 community councils across West Lothian. It… Continue reading First Minister’s praise for website

community, promotions, public sector, social media

High-tech boost for community councils

COMMUNITY councils in West Lothian now have a new set of high-tech tools to help them promote their views. A laptop and data projector have been bought to help the voluntary groups deliver presentations at public meetings and take part in training sessions. The IT equipment was bought by West Lothian Association of Community Councils… Continue reading High-tech boost for community councils

community, housing

Chinese ‘first’ celebrates decade of success

SCOTLAND'S first sheltered housing development for Chinese people has celebrated its 10th birthday. Cathay Court, in Dorset Place in Edinburgh, put on a party for its elderly residents today (Monday) and invited community leaders to join in the fun. Ewan Fraser, the chief executive of Dunedin Canmore Housing Association - which manages the complex -… Continue reading Chinese ‘first’ celebrates decade of success

community, public sector

Community councils in West Lothian – nominations set to close

ANYONE interested in standing for a community council in West Lothian has just a week left to put themselves forward. The closing date for nominations in the forthcoming elections is 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 29. Helen Taylor, the chair of West Lothian Association of Community Councils, said: "I'd encourage anyone interested in serving on… Continue reading Community councils in West Lothian – nominations set to close

community, promotions, public relations, public sector, social media

PR Store campaign shortlisted for top award

A CAMPAIGN to promote community councils in West Lothian has been shortlisted for a top award. The drive - to make the local groups more accessible and accountable - has been nominated for a PRide Award, the "Oscars" of the public relations world. The contest is run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)… Continue reading PR Store campaign shortlisted for top award

community, public sector

Community councils’ group to hold AGM

West Lothian Association of Community Councils will hold its annual general meeting in Houstoun House, Uphall, on Wednesday, September 14. The group will report on its work over the past year - including the launch of a new website ( http://www.yourcommunitycouncil.co.uk ) to promote the 34 community councils across West Lothian. The event will start… Continue reading Community councils’ group to hold AGM

business support, charities, community, housing

Jobs boost as Scots Secretary opens housing HQ

A SCOTS housing association unveiled its new HQ today - along with plans to recruit around 20 new staff. Dunedin Canmore Housing Association said it was advertising a variety of jobs as part of a growth strategy. The news came as Scottish Secretary Alistair Darling officially opened the Association's new offices at New Mart Road… Continue reading Jobs boost as Scots Secretary opens housing HQ

business support, charities, community, housing

Scottish Secretary to open new housing HQ

SCOTTISH Secretary Alistair Darling is set to officially open the new offices of Dunedin Canmore Housing Association tomorrow (Wednesday, August 24). The headquarters, at New Mart Road, is part of the multi-million pound Quadrant development next to Edinburgh’s historic Corn Exchange. Mr Darling is the local MP for the area. Association chief executive Ewan Fraser… Continue reading Scottish Secretary to open new housing HQ

community, public sector

Livingston residents urged to set up community councils

PEOPLE in Livingston are being urged to come forward and represent their communities. Many areas of the new town have no community council - and miss out on the opportunity to scrutinise planning and licensing applications. "Livingston has a fair share of residents and tenant groups," said Helen Taylor, the chair of West Lothian Association… Continue reading Livingston residents urged to set up community councils

business support, community, housing

City housing association has new boss

AN Edinburgh housing association has a new boss. Ewan Fraser is the new chief executive of Dunedin Canmore Housing Association. The organisation manages nearly 4000 homes around Edinburgh, West Lothian, Stirling and Fife. Mr Fraser (51), who lives in Fairmilehead in Edinburgh, officially took up his new position today (Monday, August 1). He replaces Alan… Continue reading City housing association has new boss