About the Legacy Research Network

Aim and Purpose Learning lessons from legacy is central to the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Recent events such as the London Olympics and dating back at least as far as to Manchester Commonwealth Games demonstrates the growing scrutiny of claims made suggesting lasting legacy effects that are increasingly important strands of longer term urban regeneration…

Introducing Moral Victories, a new collaboration with Policy Scotland

“What constitutes victory?  I think that is a fundamental question, and it is good for each of us in this country to ask ourselves that from time to time.  When we try to decide whether or not we’ve been victorious, we have to think, for just a second, what the term ‘victory’ means.” General Tommy…

Moral Victories Project

This project ran from 2015 to 2018. “What constitutes victory?  I think that is a fundamental question, and it is good for each of us in this country to ask ourselves that from time to time.  When we try to decide whether or not we’ve been victorious, we have to think, for just a second,…

Welfare Reform Network

 About the Welfare Reform Network The Policy Scotland Welfare Reform Network was set up in 2015 designed to bring together people interested in welfare reform in Scotland, who may be: experiencing or concerned about welfare reform working with or for those affected by welfare reform working in agencies affected by or delivering welfare reform involved…

Welfare Reform Network Launch Event

Sanctions in Scotland: Evidence, policy in practice and impacts Thursday 19th February 2015  This event explores the practice of benefit sanctioning in Scotland.  Benefit sanctions have risen dramatically in recent years and there is a great deal of concern over how sanctions are used and how they affect people subject to them.  This event presents…

Where next for Scotland and the UK?

A talk given by Jim Gallagher, Nuffield College, University of Oxford at the Open University, Edinburgh for a Policy Scotland and URESG Joint Seminar on 22 January 2015 We are equidistant between the independence referendum and the general election, 4 months after one and 4 months before the other. Scotland’s constitutional future is still very much…