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Debbie McColgan

Debbie McColgan

Debbie is passionate about getting the best from people and their role in creating successful organisations. Debbie has extensive experience from her career built in financial services before moving to the third sector when she has run the Leonard Cheshire Home for Disabled Adults. Most recently, Debbie has been working on a Scottish Boarders Community Development program as an Area Manager in Peebles.

Debbie has worked across a range of Inspiring Scotland funds, having previously worked within 14:19 team , delivering the BP Young Leaders program in 2014, and SDS fund, before joining the Survivors Support team in 2018.

In her spare time Debbie enjoys spending time with her family, horses, and three King Charles Cavalier spaniels.

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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