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NHS Health Scotland - Cooking skills activities survey
Please complete the survey if you can answer ‘yes’ to each of the following three questions:

  1. Do you run or manage community cooking skills activities? (This includes courses, one-off or ad-hoc cooking skills activity and/ or one-to-one cooking skills support)
  2. Do these aim to include people who are living on low-incomes in Scotland?
  3. Will these activities run (or have they already run) in 2017?

NHS Health Scotland would like to get a basic snapshot of how many organisations or practitioners throughout Scotland run community cooking skills activities, who they run them for and some brief information about how they run them. They will report on what we find out from the survey later in 2017 and will provide this information to both policy makers and practitioners. As a ‘thank you’ for completing the survey they will randomly pick 5 organisations’ names from the completed survey responses after the survey closes. Each one picked will receive a £30 ‘love to shop’ voucher to be used for their organisation’s cooking skills activity. The survey closes on Friday 1 September at 5 pm. Complete the survey at:

Scottish Government Consultation Hub

The Scottish Government wants to make it as easy as possible for those who wish to express their opinions on a proposed area of work to do so in ways which will inform and enhance that work.
They have a consultation hub on their website where you can view and take part in consultations as well as see consultations that have already been archived.

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Howe of Alford Community Action Plan

Donside Community Council is leading the process to develop a community action plan for the Howe of Alford. This covers the villages and communities around and including Alford; Whitehouse, Tough, Keig, Montgarrie, Tullynessle, Muir of Fowlis, Craigievar, Cushnie and Bridge of Alford. Please go to this link to fill in the survey to give your views.

Experience of working with child refugees in Scotland?

Children in Scotland would like to build a clearer picture of professionals’ experiences of working with children who have experienced trauma, including refugee children, to help inform their communications, training and events. If you have experience of working with refugee children and families, Children in Scotland ask for your help in answering just 4 short questions here.


BBC TV Channel Consultation Opens
The BBC recently announced its intention to launch a new television channel for Scotland in autumn 2018. This proposal is part of the overall commitment, made by the BBC during the recent review of its Charter, to increase investment in Scotland and to ensure that proportionately more of the licence fee is spent on dedicated services in Scotland than is the case today. The increased funding will also mean increased production, of benefit to Scotland’s production sector and to the creative economy as a whole. Under the terms of the BBC Charter and Agreement, such a change to the BBC’s UK public services requires the BBC to undertake a Public Interest Test, to consider the impact such a channel could have. Part of that process involves consultation with stakeholders and interested parties. That consultation has been launched today and will run for six weeks, from Wednesday 14 June until Tuesday 25 July. The consultation is open to all but we would particularly welcome views from industry stakeholders and other interested parties in Scotland. The consultation document and advice on how to respond can be found at: howwework/accountability/consultations/scotland_tv


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