"We have launched this community-led asset mapping project to gather evidence about the skills, knowledge and resources available to Maybole. While there are issues of real concern locally, we believe that the town has skills and assets which if…"
"Hi Susan - welcome to FierySpirits and the Mapping Community Assets group! Thanks for sharing the work you've been doing in Dunbar - interesting stuff. You might have seen I'm putting together a resource bank at the moment on different…"
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?
well...working to try and prepare for future challenges is basically the underpins of being self employed. I was brought up in a household where both my folks were self employed and so I learned the art of resilience - the ability to cope and to rise up and work with challenges by connecting with the resources around me both social and environmental...
I suppose its with this that I found the work that I do and have been doing since 1993 - working to build upon the local facilitation, planning and action skills in localities through out Scotland and other places around the world to enable them to prepare and cope with their challenges.
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
Since 1995 – I have worked as a facilitator with Scottish Participatory Initiatives and have designed and facilitated Community Mapping and Action Planning processes and training for many of the authorities in Scotland.
Since 2009 I have worked as a Project Coordinator with Dr Philip Revell on a Climate Challenge Fund project - to develop the Dunbar and District Local Resilience Action Plan. We have worked in partnership with East Lothian Council and we are now starting to implement this action plan.
I am also a Consultant for Social Value Lab and Future Proof
Hi Susan - welcome to FierySpirits and the Mapping Community Assets group! Thanks for sharing the work you've been doing in Dunbar - interesting stuff. You might have seen I'm putting together a resource bank at the moment on different approaches to asset mapping... be glad to include this and anything else you think would be useful to people trying to tackle this. all the best, Gill