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The first VocalEyes Digital Democracy training day of the Scottish Coalfields Regeneration Trust took place on October 23rd 2015 at St Stephen’s Glasgow’s conference facility.

Representatives of several coalfields communities were successfully inducted in all things VocalEyes to enable them to collaborate together on ideas and progress the work of the CRT and to enable their communities to harness digital technology to work together on ideas and priorities.

Photographed are some members of the Scottish CRT team, ambassadors and Sarah Hoss, the VocalEyes director who came to Glasgow from west Wales to deliver the session and forge links between VocalEyes and the Trust.

Participants fed back the system would be invaluable to them to assist them with their community engagement efforts. Sarah Hoss, from VocalEyes, said:

‘It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with CRT on this – I’m so thrilled that here in Scotland it is the coalfields communities that are the first to pioneer in the use of this system to enhance decision-making and include more people in the crucial work of the Trust’.

David Wright of CRT added: ‘CRT are delighted to be able to furnish our ambassadors with such a powerful tool. It will be a tremendous asset to them in canvassing opinions and monitoring the progress of the projects taking place in their communities.’

Photo L-R: James Bruce (Lammermuir Community Transport), David Wright, Alex Downie (CRT), Sarah Hoss from VocalEyes, Clarke Steele (Watson Memorial Bowling Club), John Syme (Dumfries and Galloway Council).am.

23 October 2015 – Coalfields Scotland are Go!