The Circular Communities Scotland team would like to extend a huge thank you to our members and the sector for helping make our 2022 Annual Conference ‘Circular Solutions; Supporting Communities’ such a success.

Hosted at the RADDISON BLU Hotel in Glasgow on November 23rd, our 2022 Annual Conference was our first in person conference in two years. We were delighted to welcome our members and the circular third sector in Scotland back in person this year.

Our theme of ‘Circular Solutions; Supporting Communities’ focused on the crucial social and environmental impacts our members have in their communities, who are working to survive and thrive under the cost of living and climate crises.

We were delighted also to launch our 2022 Impact Report of the same name, ‘Circular Solutions; Supporting Communities’ which celebrates our members, who are ‘on the ground’ across the country, responding to changes in standards of living for communities, and providing life changing services, which protect the environment and have invaluable social outcomes.

Special thanks to our host Dr Heather Reid, and our speakers; Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity Ms. Lorna Slater, Iain Gulland CEO of Zero Waste Scotland, Simon Flemington of Moray Waste Busters, Marian Brown of Ostrero, John Dickie of Child Poverty Action Group, Jon Molyneux of FareShare UK, Beth Mukushi of SCVO, Eimear Montague of Northern Ireland Resources Network, and Oscar Planells of RREUSEPresentations delivered on the day can be viewed by clicking the links below:

Michael Cook, Circular Communities Scotland
Simon Flemington, Moray Waste Busters
Marian Brown, Ostrero
John Dickie, Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland
Nicola Aeberli and Jordan Easton, Reuse Consortium
Eimear Montague, NIRN
Oscar Planells, RREUSE

Breakout Sessions
Emma Erwin and Paula Pyke, Share & Repair Network
Jon Molyneux and Lynne Collie, FareShare
Beth Mukushi, SCVO

The conference of course wouldn’t have been possible without our sponsors, Zero Waste ScotlandResource Management Association Scotland (RMAS), Keegan and Pennykid, KUDOS Software Ltd, Social Enterprise Academy, The Verdancy Group, and Social Enterprise Scotland.  Thanks also to Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP for sponsoring the conference drinks reception.

If you have questions about our conference, or would like to sponsor, speak at or take part in next years event, email our Events Officer,