Planning with Hope – in pictures

On 10 March, 72 folk from community groups and organisations across Scotland came together for a day of learning at Scottish Communities CAN’s third annual Gathering. After previous events in Glasgow and Edinburgh, this one was in Stirling, at the Albert Halls.


As we arrived, we grabbed a coffee and put our projects on the giant map. Some were pleased to see they were still there from last year. Melness and Tongue Community Trust were our most Northerly cousins this year.


Robin got us all up on our feet in a game of dynamic handshakes, and we heard a bit about how games and activities help us to explore concepts and situations.

modelling a complex system – using our bods



Plenty of time for discussion using Three Horizons as a framework



‘Beyond the usual suspects’ discussion with Kathy and Caro from KSB


Opportunities from the Community Empowerment Bill – Ian Cooke stood in for Angus Hardie


People brought their project materials to show and share



Preloved possessions awaiting new homes – ‘Pass it On’


On-the-spot feedback while it’s fresh in our minds


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See you in September at Comrie?