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 yearsâ€™ 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.
Did you know that Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s specialist volunteer opportunities enable you to use your skills and expertise for the greater good? Specialist Volunteer Executive Elaine Crichton explains how you can make a difference. Traditional volunteering roles arenâ€™t for everyone â€“ whilst many of us want to share our time and skills with charities and otherRead More
Nine charities offering a range of community and employment projects from around Scotland have been announced as recipients of almost ÂŁ400,000 ofÂ funding aimed at raising societyâ€™s understanding of autism. This fund aims to make employment and community participation more accessible and to help autistic people to live active and independent lives. The fund willRead More
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 peopleRead More