Supporting people who support communities in Scotland


The Scottish Community Development Network

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with financial support from

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

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.

SCDC - Supporting Communities

SCDC is offering its expanded package of community capacity building support, Supporting Communities, to even more community organisations.


more information - pdf

Conference and AGM 2014

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The Federation for Community Development Learning 

has now published the newly revised Community Development National Occupational Standards (CDNOS) as formally approved by UKCES (the UK Commission for Employment and Skills) and available for use.



Membership (FREE)

Join Today Report - pdf

Community Development Practice in Scotland -

The Reality Behind The Rhetoric

An SCDN report of engagement with 356 Community Development practioners throughout Scotland - June 2015

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Community Development Journal -

50th Anniversary Virtual Issue FREE online now

See it here now