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Entries from May, 2021

Aurora Spotlights - May 2021

Aurora Spotlights - May 2021

This month has of course been Scottish Parliament election month, as a result of which Scotland has a new minister responsible for planning; Tom Arthur MSP (Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth). Meantime, planning does not stop for elections and, for our round up of what has been happening while votes were being cast and counted and the new cabinet appointed, read on below…

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Democracy is not a spectator sport

Democracy is not a spectator sport

The filmmaker Micheal Moore has been quoted as saying  that “Democracy is not a spectator sport,  it’s a participatory event. If we don’t participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy.”   Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, democracy at all levels has been put to the test, and the planning process has not been immune from the democratic challenges posed by this…

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