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Digital community consultation | Scottish Government best practice 

Press coverage

Orbit digital engagement deemed best practice by Scottish Government (Scottish Housing News)

Edinburgh company’s digital engagement deemed best practice by Scottish Government (Deadline News)

Best practice digital nod for Orbit Communications (Scotland on Sunday)

Community Engagement Goes Digital (PAS)

Digital should become a permanent part of planning consultation process (Scottish Federation of Housing Associations)

Adapting to COVID-19 with Orbit Communications (Scottish Housing News)

Guest article: 2020: The year digital went mainstream (Consultation Institute)

Lobbying for change (Place Design Scotland)

Switch to digital is boosting community engagement (Consultation Institute)


Going digital is the way forward for planning (Edinburgh Evening News)

Council elections 2022 – the likely winners and losers 

Covid-19 could be a digital starting gun (Orbit)

We must be mindful of the isolation time bomb (Orbit)

Alastair Stewart: Adapting to COVID-19 with Orbit Communications (LinkedIn)

How to raise community support for planning proposals (Orbit)

2020 – Looking ahead to another curveball year? (Orbit)


Webinar Series

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Engagement and project approval  

Green light for Canongate office development

£140 million Grade A office block to go ahead on Argyle Street

Pinkhill flats plans set to be approved despite residents’ privacy fears

Green light for Edinburgh Old Town office development at UNESCO World Heritage Site

Build to rent Skyliner towers get green light for Leith



Queensberry Properties – www.finance-house.co.uk

PLATFORM_ – www.platform-edinburgh.co.uk


Consultation Press 

Former Edinburgh Lloyds Banking call centre to be converted into 170 flats

Public event will discuss plans to demolish Leith buildings such as John Lewis depot for housing

Around 145 student flats planned at old petrol station site on Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh



Politics Galore! Ep93. 25Sept2020 – digital consultations


Press & Brand

Envipco among VIBES finalists for environment partnership



Gorgie farm welcomes the Dalry llama

Explore ‘Glesca’ and ‘Embra’ on interactive Scots language map

DRS trial concludes with strong results

Macedonian Advocacy
Working to raise awareness about the implications of the Prespa Agreement and Macedonian accession to NATO and the EU.

Balkan warning for independent Scottish state (Herald)

Triling – News 24 – Macedonia Interview (News 24)

Интервју Алистер Стујард: Преспанскиот и договорот со Бугарија ве обезличува како народ и нација (Trilling)

15 минутно интервју со македонски зет од Шкотска кое МОРА да се види: Какво пријателство е тоа со Бугарија ако пријателот ти стави пиштол на чело и ти вели потпиши!? (Motika)

Post-independence UK would hold all cards over Scotland (The Times) (PDF)

North Macedonia? Don’t you ‘North Briton’ me! (The Scotsman)

Macedonian village healer changed my life in a way I didn’t expect (The Scotsman)

Why the United Macedonian Diaspora matters (UMD)

Колумна на новинарот Алистер Стујарт: Северна Македонија? Не ме прави Севернобританец (Don’t you North Briton me!) (Kurir)

Шкотски новинар за Преспански договор: Катастрофална пирова победа за Владата на Заев (Express MK)

Колумна на новинарот Алистер Стујарт: Северна Македонија? Не ме прави Севернобританец (The Grid)

Северна Македонија? Don’t you ‘North Briton’ me! (Time.MK)

Аластер Стујарт: Северна Македонија? Don’t you ‘North Briton’ me! (Denesen)

Северна Македонија? Don’t you ‘North Briton’ me! (Off.net.mk)

Alastair Stewart: North Macedonia? Don’t you ‘North Briton’ me!  (Boycott)

Идниот македонски зет од Шкотска не сака да биде „Севернобританец (New Macedonia)

Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) назначи нов Директор за Комуникации (Observer, Macedonia)

UMD appoints new communications director (UMD)


Overseas MPs

Launched a six-month campaign to introduce MPs for British citizens living in Europe. The central focus was on raising awareness as to the current status quo and putting forward suggested reforms.

Campaign to introduce MPs for British expatriates (Petition)

Scottish teacher launches petition for MPs for expats (Edinburgh Reporter)

Brexit: Brits in Spain react to Theresa May’s speech (The Local)

Scottish expat in Spain campaigns for MPs to represent Brits living abroad (The Olive Press News)

Teacher in Spain launches online petition for MPs for Brits living abroad (EuroWeekly News)

Almeria writer launches petition for MPs for British citizens abroad (The Sol Times)

March for The People’s Vote (Bremain in Spain)

Why Do We Need A People’s Vote? (Bremain in Spain)

Votes for Life must only be the beginning (Bremain in Spain)

Member of the month – Newsletter – Alastair Stewart (Bremain in Spain)


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