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Communications Executive

Eilidh Watson

Eilidh Watson

Eilidh is an enthusiastic advocate of the third sector and has been a serial volunteer since university.

As an experienced communications professional, Eilidh strives to broaden the influence of Inspiring Scotland and the organisations we work with so that our vision of a Scotland without poverty or disadvantage is one shared across the country.

She has experience in managing and delivering grant-making programmes in voluntary sector and has worked, with Inspiring Scotland and elsewhere, to establish collaborative networks and partnerships to share knowledge and make a real difference to disadvantaged people.

Eilidh has a keen interest in small and grass roots charities doing great things in local communities and currently volunteers as an advisor to the Management Board of First Step Community Project in Musselburgh.

eilidh@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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