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Sep 28, 2016

George Thomson, Chief Executive of Volunteer Scotland shares his memories of Edgar Cahn, the creator of Time Banking and explores its use as a community development tool. An example includes the walking charity 'Paths for all'. It also includes a brief message from Edgar Cahn himself.

Introduced by Donald Macleod,...


Apr 28, 2014

Iriss.fm spoke to Fiona Johnstone and Rikke Iversholt, the project leads on the Creative Care and Support project in Pitlochry, which has been underway since the autumn of 2013 and is now in its third phase. It is a project to assist the community to develop better supports for people who use social services and forms...


Mar 7, 2013

On 5 March 2013 Highland Council ran an event to share stories about the positive impact of local community initiatives and services. Moira Paton of NHS Highland opened the event by setting the context before keynote speaker, Angela Catley of Community Catalysts, recounted inspirational stories of what can happen...


Oct 30, 2012

Community Catalysts. Sian Lockwood, Chief Executive of Community Catalysts talks about harnessing community capacity and micro-enterprise.

Recorded at the Iriss Champions network meeting.


Oct 14, 2012

Assets-based approaches in Italy, Quebec and Scotland.

Asset-based approaches tap into and mobilise the human capital that exists in people and communities to create strong social and community networks. The approach puts emphasis on developing people strengths rather than concentrating on their needs. Iriss...