From Free to Infinity – How much does a Website Cost?

From Free to Infinity – How much does a Website Cost?

More than a long piece of string? Of course it depends. Basically the more you expect from your website project, the wider the range of features and functions, the more bespoke the design, the more complexity you build in, the more content you have, the more it will...
Our Locality How Refreshing

Our Locality How Refreshing

When we first setup the ourlocality network we had global ambitions. This of course didn’t happen. What did happen though was gratifying all the same. After 5 years of operation, we are on our 3rd server and refreshed the site at least 3 times, with the latest...
Zero Waste Town Update

Zero Waste Town Update

I’ve spent the last few days doing a rapid induction and handover of the Zero Waste Town project. But it was not that long ago in August that I gave a short presentation to an invited audience and attended by the Environment Minister Richard Lochhead, who had...
The Ridge Network & Rebranding

The Ridge Network & Rebranding

The Ridge is a local community interest company with big ambitions. There’s a market gap locally in the provision of traditional and new rural skills. Training opportunities for the young and those who are not in employment are decidedly limited and difficult to...
Zero Waste Contract

Zero Waste Contract

We’re working with CW Hayes Associates on a feasibility study to determine whether Dunbar could be come Scotland’s first Zero Waste Town. More info: Zero Waste Town, which sets out the brief and how the project aims to drive forward the zero waste agenda....
All is revealed

All is revealed

In 2007 we launched a green rewards programme on a shoe string budget, ie less than £50k. More than a just demonstration site, the rewards rogramme developed quite quickly and attracted a clutch of positive reviews and interested imitators. However it was not the...
Integrating the Horizontal Themes

Integrating the Horizontal Themes

It does not seem so long ago that I worked on a multimillion pound project to provide support to the Romanian Ministry of Development on ways of integrating Sustainable Development into their Regional Operational Programme, regional development funds known as EU...
Better Rural Buses

Better Rural Buses

We’ve just created an online survey tool to go alongside an initiative to improve rural bus infrastructure. Betterruralbuses.org.uk (now: https://ourlocality.org/betterruralbuses) was devised to list all stops in East Lothian and provide a way of gathering...
Project Insights with Insight.ly

Project Insights with Insight.ly

Every so often a new and eye-catching online application appears on the scene. In the parallel world of the iPhone, they can take only seconds to learn and a seconds to forget, before they are consigned to the dustbin. Nevertheless just because something takes minutes...