We are delighted to be part of the Newsnet Scotland features section this week. Newsnet Scotland was launched on 12th March 2010 by a small group of unpaid volunteers from Greenock. The site was set up in order to address what they believed to be an imbalance in the reporting of Scottish News and current affairs. They are a not for profit organisation who support major constitutional change for Scotland whether it be full fiscal autonomy or full independence.

“A new breed of designer is emerging in Scotland.  In the midst of public sector cuts they are showcasing the value of giving local citizens a voice.  But how can design tools and methods be used to create a positive social change?

As part of the legislative programme of the Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition agreement, the ‘Big Society’ proclamation declared its intention “to create a climate that empowers local people and communities, building a big society that will take power away from the politicians and give it to the people.”

A big thank you to the writer of this piece – the talented Kathleen Mc Laughlin.