Supporting people who support communities in Scotland


The Scottish Community Development Network


This book was produced by SCDN and is for anyone interested in Community Development.  


It is available here.


with financial support from

Message from the Chairperson

Community Empowerment

Scotland Bill - more here

Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights - more here

Current Policies and National drivers  

Download this draft resource here - pdf

Towards a Vision

SCDN request .....

We will shortly be seeking the views of all our members and contacts on what you think could be done to locate CD more firmly in policy contexts.  

Download the discussion document.

Please can you fill out this survey by 31st May.  Your responses really will make a difference to the service SCDN will offer its members.  It should take no longer than fifteen minutes to complete.

Membership Form

Complete our membership form and join SCDN today.

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Empowered Communities Event

Dumfries - Thursday 15th May

This is a free event open to anyone with an interest in community development in a paid or unpaid capacity.

Register now

'Community is the Answer' Conference: sponsored places

The International Association for Community Development is holding its world conference in Glasgow on 9-11 June this year.

For further information about this and sponsored places click here - pdf

The Scottish Community Development Network (SCDN) is a member led organisation, for community workers / community development workers, paid or unpaid, full or part time, from the community, voluntary or public sectors, who support the principles and practice of community development. SCDN is open to anyone with an interest in community development in Scotland.




"We are pleased to advise that we are back with a strong committee and are working hard to revitalise our strategy, resume connection with our members and develop the website. If you are already a member or wish to join SCDN, get in touch with us through our Contact Us page.


We are working towards providing a range of opportunities for CD practitioners to discuss and debate practice and policy issues, share experiences and information and highlight examples of good practice and the positive impact of CD. So watch this space".


Fiona Ballantyne