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The Power of Community Action
Mon 13 March 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 GMT
The Ecology Centre's Annual General Meeting will summarise 2015 - 2016's events, the year the charity settled into its new home on the east bank of Kinghorn Loch built.
The AGM will be followed by a presentation from award winning journalist Lesley Riddoch talking about why community action is so important, what is actually happening in communities across Scotland and how effective their actions are?
Lesley has contributed to many publications throughout the last 25 years including the Sunday Herald, the Scotsman, The Sunday Post, The Guardian and was shortlisted for the Orwell prize. She presented the BBC Radio Scotland programme Speaking Out and You and Yours on Radio Four. She runs her own independent radio, podcast and TV production company known as Feisty Ltd. Riddoch was involved in the buyout of Eigg by the local community. In 2009, she acted as Chair in the Task Force, set up by the Scottish Government, to transfer the island of Rùm into community ownership from Scottish Natural Heritage. In early 2010, Riddoch co-founded the think tank, Nordic Horizons with Scottish Government funding. In 2013, Riddoch published Blossom: What Scotland Needs To Flourish, in which she relates stories of Scots who have struggled against the odds to improve their communities and makes comparisons with the Nordic nations to suggest ways forward for Scotland.