One World Centre event

Please join the One World Centre on Monday 23rd January 2017 to hear renowned author Colm Regan’s presentation: Food is Power.
It takes place at the University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building Room 1F01, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Visit to the One World Centre

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting the Old World Centre to hear about the latest work being undertaken by the centre.   
The One World Centre works to promote global learning, dedicated to social justice and learning for sustainability. 
It was good to hear about the recent developments in supporting local schools to engage in global citizenship through active learning through the Global Learning Programme Scotland.
You can read more about the centre’s work here.
Also yesterday, I participated in the latest meeting of the City Council’s Local Economy Monitoring Group.    As well as a useful presentation on progress with the city’s role as a UNESCO City of Design, there was a presentation on inward investment, an area where I feel more should be being done to ensure greater investment and jobs for the city.

One World Centre and Community Spirit Action Group

This afternoon, I had the pleasure of calling by the 30th birthday celebrations of the One World Centre, Dundee’s learning centre dedicated to social justice and learning for sustainability.

Over the past 30 years the centre has supported schools and community groups in Dundee, Angus, Fife and Perth and Kinross to engage in global citizenship through active learning.

This evening, it was a pleasure to be at the monthly meeting of Community Spirit Action Group, the community group for the “north” part of West End Ward, covering Pentland, Tullideph, Ancrum and the Cleghorn area.

The meeting took place at a new location – the Tullideph Sheltered Lounge – an experiment by the group to take meetings around the local community. This certainly was an experiment that worked – a really good turnout and a hugely informative and entertaining talk by Sandra Thomson of McGregor Balfour Textiles Limited, who spoke about her Jute Journey.

Sandra addresses tonight’s meeting


It was also a good opportunity to speak with local residents about a number of local issues including bins, parking and road repairs.