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Andrew Magowan

Andrew Magowan

Andrew is a passionate advocate for the ability of people and communities to do big things and change society for the better.

He leads on our Link Up programme where his enthusiasm for unlocking the potential in people, partnerships and innovative ideas has helped shape not just Link Up but the community development landscape in Scotland as a whole.

Andrew has more than 20 years’ experience as a business advisor, covering economic, social and environmental sustainability, and has held executive positions in risk management. Applying these skills to Link Up, Andrew has helped galvanise organisations and communities and develop long-term sustainable approaches to community development.

andrewm@inspiringscotland.org.uk

Playing outside helps children to have a stake in their communities
29.11.2019

Playing outside helps children to have a stake in their communities

By Jill Fraser, Community Play Performance Advisor Community is an old and deeply human idea. It is about sharing; people sharing experiences, sharing places and sharing hopes. We gain a sense of community early in our lives. For children, playing is intrinsically linked to a burgeoning sense of belonging to a bigger group of people

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Beyond play: community play charities are a vital support for struggling families
20.11.2019

Beyond play: community play charities are a vital support for struggling families

By Jill Fraser, Community Play Performance Advisor Inspiring Scotland exists to address poverty and disadvantage. The role of Play Rangers, our community play programme, in this work isn’t self-evident. Yet giving children the opportunity to play outside, in their own neighbourhood, can reveal the damaging effects and true extent of child poverty in Scotland and

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People are at the heart of sustainable charities
19.11.2019

People are at the heart of sustainable charities

All charities have the people they serve at the heart of everything they do, writes Performance Advisor Kirsty Gilchrist. It is a core principle of our sector. But people are also at the heart of how they do it. Without the energy, compassion and expertise of staff, charities could not do the extraordinary work they

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