19 February 2024

EDAS appoints Alice as new Board director

Glic’s senior consultant Alice Masson has been appointed to the Board of Economic Development Association Scotland.

offshore wind farm, with wind turbines shown in the sea with a blue sky behind.

22 January 2024

Glic teams up with Xodus to drive social impact analysis for offshore wind

Glic has partnered with global energy consultancy Xodus to maximise the social benefits of future offshore wind farms.

11 December 2023

Wrapping up 2023

With the festive season drawing in, the team reflects on a transformative year and what’s on the cards for Glic in 2024.

21 November 2023

Rural and/or urban: how we talk about our place-based identities

Nina Joynson considers the rhetoric used when discussing rural issues, and addresses the urban in the room.

25 September 2023

A creative approach to community wealth building

Senior consultant Alice Masson combines her learning from two workshops to arrive at a solution, after a galvanising DTAS conference.

25 July 2023

Nature restoration projects called on to apply for £65m fund

NatureScot opened applications for the Nature Restoration Fund this week, with £65 million made available through Scottish Government funding.

27 June 2023

Scotland Food & Drink Partnership launches ten-year strategy

A new ten-year strategy for Scotland’s food and drink sector was launched at the weekend, which aims to create £20 billion in turnover by 2028.

15 May 2023

Offshore wind to bring opportunities to Scottish west coast

Leasing rights have been awarded to two offshore wind developments in Argyll waters, with new funding and supply chain opportunities for local businesses in the coming years.

1 May 2023

The voyage (so far)

Glic’s founder and director David Smart reflects on four years of organisational growth and change, and why it was time to say goodbye to the DWS name.

Houses along a coast, with hills and mist behind and a mast in front.

24 April 2023

New funding towards affordable rural housing for key workers

Scottish Government has announced new funding for local authorities to identify affordable homes in rural areas for key workers.

17 April 2023

DWS Associates Limited begins new chapter as Glic

DWS Associates, the Argyll and Bute consultancy specialising in business, community and economic development, announced its rebrand today, 17 April.

15 March 2023

Rewilding project buys Tayvallich Estate

Tayvallich Estate has been bought by rewilding project after £10 million crowdfunding success. Highlands Rewilding has announced that they have successfully raised the £10 million needed to buy the 3,500-acre Argyll estate.

25 January 2023

Tobermory Harbour secures £400k Aros investment

Mull’s Aros Waterfront development has been granted £403,500 in investment funding through the latest round of the RCGF from Scottish Government.

14 January 2023

Scotland’s first two Green Freeports to be established

Scotland’s first two Green Freeports are to be established at Inverness and Cromarty Firth and Firth of Forth. The Scottish and UK Governments have selected the two areas to boost innovation, jobs and net-zero targets, backed by £52 million in funding.

6 October 2022

HIE awards Glic with major 3-year contract

Glic has been awarded a long-term Appraisal and Evaluation contract with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, having scored highest in procurement.

15 June 2021

Debunking creativity

Graphic designers Meghan Doran (Lateral North) and Ellen Forsyth (Twig Education) aim to debunk creativity, shedding light on pricing and demonstrating the process behind every finished project.

25 February 2021

Bring passion to your workplace

Studies demonstrate that following passions outside of work can benefit our careers and personal lives. Engaging in activities that you are passionate about can help to develop new skills and allow you to meet people and communities that can unlock a variety of opportunities.

11 February 2021

Keeping the machine running

Stress is a fact of professional life, but extreme and unrelenting pressures can lead to the debilitating state we call burnout. Research has linked burnout to many health problems, including hypertension, sleep disturbances, depression, and substance abuse.

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