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This group discusses the practical side of community broadband - allowing those involved in projects to learn from others and give those considering setting up projects an idea of what is involved.See More
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Our new daughter!

HiHere is a pic of our new daughter Maisy- we are getting on fine and enjoying the change of life!  Wishing you all the best for 2012KirstySee More
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Kirsty Tait commented on Dion Mantell's blog post first community meeting...
"Hi Dion Congratulations on the new job - I hope the build is going well.  We have quite a few resources here that you might find useful to help organise community meetings (especially if you need to get a plan of…"
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Ninian Stuart commented on Kirsty Tait's blog post Off on my next adventure
"Hi Kirsty. Hope you, Scott and the wee hidden one will have a great year, You've been a star, and a very trustworthy one, in all my dealings with you. Time now for you to embrace another kind of life - and very glad to hear that you'll be…"
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Off on my next adventure

When Nick asked me originally to write this I told him that I would wait a while and didn’t feel quite ready!  Now looking at less than a week and half left I suppose now it is time!  As some of you may know I am off on maternity leave on the 4th Nov (baby due early Dec.)  I am planning to take the year (as long as the baby has not got expensive tastes!!)  So this is me signing off from fieryspirits as one of the facilitators (though I am sure I will keep peeking in.) It’s been a really…See More
Oct 26, 2011

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Welcome! FierySpirits is for activists and professionals who are building vibrant, resilient rural communities. Tell us a little about why you'd like to join?
I helped set up this website for Carnegie to create a space for rural development practitioners to learn and share. It has been great seeing how it has developed so far and I am now looking forward to the next phase with the Plunkett Foundation at the helm!
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
I joined the Trust in 2005 as the Co-ordinator for the Rural Programme which completed in 2010. I now work within the Practice and Development team assisting manager, Jim Metcalfe with the development of the Trust's practice work. This will focus on finding practical innovations drawn from the Trust's policy research, and developing delivery partnerships with external organisations and agencies.

Before joining the Trust Iworked in the events and media industry co-ordinating, producing and researching. I hold an MA (Hons) in History from the University of Edinburgh and a Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Rural Development from the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Likes community ownership, rural development and making films!
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Our new daughter!

Hi
Here is a pic of our new daughter Maisy- we are getting on fine and enjoying the change of life!  Wishing you all the best for 2012

Kirsty

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 15:06

Off on my next adventure

When Nick asked me originally to write this I told him that I would wait a while and didn’t feel quite ready!  Now looking at less than a week and half left I suppose now it is time!  As some of you may know I am off on maternity leave on the 4th Nov (baby due early Dec.)  I am planning to take the year (as long as the baby has not got expensive tastes!!)  So this is me signing off from fieryspirits as one of the facilitators (though I am sure I will keep peeking…

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Posted on October 24, 2011 at 16:07 — 1 Comment

Spaces still available at the free Community Land Trusts Practitioners' Seminar, 29 -30 Nov, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Hi

 

There are still spaces available at the upcoming Community Land Trusts Practitioners' Seminar held on the 29th and 30th November in Stroud.  Titled 'Beyond Housing - other community assets how and why they link up to the provision of affordable homes' - this seminar will be of interest to those already running a CLT as well as those on the beginning of the journey and wanting to find out more.  This is a free seminar and accommodation is also…

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Posted on October 19, 2011 at 11:42

Community Land Scotland News

Hi

Here is the latest from Community Land Scotland ...

 

The pace of Community Land Scotland’s work has been increased and improved by the appointment of Peter Peacock, a former MSP and Scottish Minister, to the role of Policy Director.

 

This has tangible results in that during the last two weeks Community Land Scotland, the membership organisation representing community land owners in Scotland, has produced two policy papers, one on the role of the Crown…

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Posted on September 19, 2011 at 10:25

CALL FOR £10 MILLION FOR NEW SCOTTISH LAND FUND

In the week the Scottish Parliament return to business, Scotland's Community Landowners are calling for the establishment of new Scottish Land Fund with £10 million available over the remaining four year life of this parliament.

 

Recalling the Scottish Government  pre-election commitment to publish their proposals for a new Scottish Land Fund before the end of the year, Community Land Scotland Chairman, David Cameron said,

 

"The commitment to the principle of a…

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Posted on September 8, 2011 at 10:13

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At 17:39 on January 20, 2013, Nick Wilding said…

Hi Kirsty...

... welcome back to Carnegie!... and good luck!

Nickx

At 16:57 on April 11, 2011, Sarah Stocks said…
Hi Kirsty,
I'm getting in touch as I'm trying to get in contact with community activists in Argyll and I see you're a hub for work there. The reason is that I'm working with Oxfam Scotland who are doing some research to gather the views of diverse communities as part of advocacy to Scottish government over community assets. Ultimately this will develop a Scottish Humankind Index to measure factors in living well within communities. I'd be interested in talk more to you about this and ensure that the views of rurally-based activists get represented. If that sounds good to you, add me as a friend and we can get in touch?
With thanks,
Sarah Stocks
At 11:57 on March 2, 2011, Ann-Marie Hewitt said…

Hi Kirsty

I'm very much looking forward to the Conference, although I'm beginning to wish I had a bit more time!  I can book you and Nick into the hotel for the extra night - not a problem.

 

Once I've figured out how this all works I'll be posting a wee blog update on the event Nick and Geoff were at in Harris last week.

 

PS. The wellies shot was taken at last year's Hebridean Celtic Festival - just before the headliners Runrig came on. I thought it looked quite "petal-ish" that's why I went for it!!

At 21:07 on October 4, 2010, Alex McNaughton said…
Hi Kirsty, vote count on Friday 8th, hopefully then it will be all go for the biggest thing to happen in these parts, but things move slow when you are in a hurry! See you soon. Alex
At 13:20 on July 31, 2010, Christine Hope said…
Forgot to say the new MP for Herefordshire South Jesse Norman, was the first person to mention CLt's to me over 12 months ago he invited me to a meeting with Herefordshire council staff & reps. He may be a useful guy to note for the future / invite to Eden?
At 13:18 on July 31, 2010, Christine Hope said…
Thanks Kirsty I have written the date in my diary, so much has been happening xx
At 16:52 on April 28, 2010, Clive Burnage said…
Hi Kirsty

Many thanks for your kind welcome to Fiery Spirits

I had actually seen Carnegie Trust piece and had also flicked through the PDF before - all excellent stuff and completely in tune with the thoughts and ideas I've been having, so it's great to know that there is already a whole body of brilliant work to support this!

If you have any other pointers or suggestions, let me know

Thanks again

Clive
At 19:34 on March 25, 2010, Skye Dobson said…
Hi Kirsty,
Thanks so much. I look forward to learning more about what you all are up to and keeping you updates with my progress in Uganda!
Thanks,
Skye
At 14:27 on March 22, 2010, Nicola Thompson said…
Hi Kirsty, thanks for the info, will have a look around the site and get going. best wishes. Nicola
At 10:55 on March 19, 2010, anitanee said…
Hi Kirsty, thanks very much for your comment on my wall, it's lovely to have a personal welcome. I'm looking forward to finding out more about Fiery Spirits and all that's going on. I'm about to kick-start a (long term) campaign to promote the difference that the arts/creativity makes in people's lives, so I'll make sure to write/post/link some items here once it gets rolling. All the best, Anita.
 
 
 

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