Entries by Frances Rayner

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Scotland’s aspiration to become a Wellbeing Economy requires more than business as usual

Earlier this month the Scottish Government unveiled its new 10-year National Strategy for Economic Transformation. The much anticipated plan included the welcome aspiration to become a Wellbeing Economy. But it failed to set out how we will genuinely transform our economy to one that ensures good lives for all of Scotand’s people and protects the […]

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WEAll Scotland responds to Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation

Commenting on Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation, Jimmy Paul, Director of Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland, said: “We welcome the Scottish Government’s aspiration to become a Wellbeing Economy and the aim to respect environmental limits. The Strategy includes some positive commitments such as a wellbeing economy monitor to measure the things that really matter to […]

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Economists and academics back call to transform Scotland’s economy

Calls for radical, transformative changes to Scotland’s economy in order to ensure wellbeing for all within our environmental limits have been backed by almost 40 leading economists and climate change academics. In advance of the publication by the Scottish Government of its new economic strategy on Tuesday 1 March, these experts have endorsed Ten Points […]

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Acting Today for Tomorrow: Why the UK needs the Future Generations Bill

Denisha Killoh and Jimmy Paul represent Scotland on the Future Generations Commission.  In this blog they explore how the Future Generations Bill could help steer us to a safer future where everyone can flourish. In 2015, the Welsh Government introduced its groundbreaking Wellbeing of Future Generations Act which requires public bodies to think about the […]

Love Letham

Love Letham is bringing people together to develop a plan to make Letham the best place it can be for children to grow up in. The pioneering project is supporting children, young people, families, the wider community and organisations like Perth and Kinross Council to work together to create a shared local vision of what […]

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Tapping into a Wellbeing Economy: new report explores Lessons from Scotland’s craftbreweries

Today, we’re publishing our latest report, Tapping into a Wellbeing Economy: Lessons from Scotland’s craftbreweries about the importance of local production. The research report uses Scotland’s craftbreweries as a case study for exploring the importance of local production in building a Wellbeing Economy.  Locally produced goods and services create bonds between local businesses, communities, and […]

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Meet WEAll Scotland’s new team members

WEAll Scotland is growing. As the wellbeing economy movement becomes a bigger force for change in Scotland and the UK, we’ve expanded our team of staff and volunteers. The thing we all have in common? Belief in and passion for a wellbeing economy—in Scotland and around the world. Keep reading to say hello to the […]