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Scotland's leading community sector networks have joined together as the Scottish Community Alliance in order to  campaign for a strong and independent community sector in Scotland.

The Alliance has two main functions - to promote the work of local people in their communities and to influence national policy development. We email regular briefings to our supporters on both these themes. More about us here...

local people leading

23 April 2014

When the date for the independence referendum was set, many feared that an 18 month campaign would prove too long and that referendum fatigue would take hold and simply serve to alienate even further an electorate that was already seriously disenchanted and disengaged from the democratic process. With less than five months to go, it’s clear that those fears have proved to be largely unfounded. For large sections of the population, the debate about independence has raised, possibly for the first time, some fundamental questions about what kind of country they want to live in. As voters rekindle an active interest in democracy and consider all the implications of what might lie ahead, it’s unlikely that this interest will simply disappear once votes have been cast. As both sides of the debate gear up for the ‘official’ referendum campaign which kicks off on 30th May, they should both do so in the sure knowledge that whatever country we wake up to on 19th September, it will be one which is a great deal more interested in how well served it is by its democratic process.  That, as much as anything, is a prospect to savour.

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The country's leading community based networks have joined together as the SCA to campaign for a strong and independent community sector in Scotland

Logos of supporter organisations logo: development trusts association scotland logo: senscot (social entrepreneurs network scotland) logo: community retailing network logo: community transport association scotland logo: community energy scotland logo: scottish allotments and gardens society logo: glasgow and west scotland ha logo: employers in voluntary housing logo: scottish league of credit unions logo: voluntary arts scotland logo: federation of city farms & community gardens logo: community health exchange logo: community woodlands association logo: glasgow and west of scotland forum of housing associations logo: scottish communities climate action network logo: nourish scotland logo: community land scotland logo: community resources network scotland logo: scottish communities for health & wellbeing