UNISON West Dunbartonshire Council Branch


UNISON Scotland

UNISON Scotland: News, reports, submissions, responses, contacts and all you need to know about the union in Scotland. Includes links to all Scottish branches.


UNISON’s award wining UK Website (with links to other regions and branches). You can join, change your details and get access to hoards of news, information and campaigns.

Trade Union

Scottish Pensioners Forum

Labour Research Dept (LRD)
LRD has a long history and remains the leading source of up to the minute news and information for Trade Unionists.

Scottish Trades Union Congress

Local Government


West Dunbartonshire Council


Scottish Government

Scottish Parliament

Holyrood TV

Scottish Councils after reorganisation (From “Gateway to Scotland” by University of Edinburgh Dept of Geography

UK Parliament Web service (inc Hansard)


Professional Bodies

The British Association of Social Workers – Scotland

4 Nations Child Policy Network
A partnership between the National Children’s Bureau (with National Council for Voluntary Childcare Organisations), Child Care Northern Ireland, Children in Scotland and Children in Wales. A one-stop on-line source of free, 24 hour-a-day information on policy developments relating to children and young people, covering news, consultations, legislation and debates.

Scottish Social Services Council
This website will tell you about regulating and registering the social services workforce. You can also find information about the education and training available in Scotland to develop skills and qualifications in social work and social care. Find out about the future workforce development in social services

Association of Colleges South West Education (Aoc SW). http://www.aocsouthwest.co.uk/
Association of Colleges South West (AoC SW) is the representative body for further education (FE) colleges in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. AoC promotes the interests of all further education FE colleges at ministerial level and works closely with key government departments and agencies.


BBC – you can get lost in here for weeks

Holyrood.com is the essential site for anyone interested in Scottish politics. You can share news and views on Committees and Cross Party Groups in the Forum and you can find information on forthcoming policy Conferences

The Morning Star

The Scotsman newspaper

The Daily Record newspaper

The Herald newspaper

Tribune Scotland


Scotland.com Directory, email etc

Scotsmart Scottish Directory

Scottish Law Online

Scottish Island Shopping (Argyll & Islands Enterprise)

Scottish Enterprise

Scotland 24/7

Campaigns and Other Links

Campaign against chatroom paedophiles www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

NEW Govan Law Centre A charitable community law centre based in Glasgow Govan, but serving Glasgow and Scotland for unmet legal need in certain areas. Site has free advice, caselaw & downloadable forms for citizens, on subjects such as repossession, eviction, debt, employment law, criminal injuries compensation and social security law.
See also www.edlaw.org.uk – their Scottish Executive funded site which provides expert advice on education law generally in Scotland.

Hadeel Fair Trade shop aims to provide a sustainable source of income for craftspeople working in community based groups in the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon.

Janis Hughes MSP

Lead Safe Home (campaign against lead poisoning)

Markinch Football Club

One Workplace Equal Rights – Mainsteaming Equality and Tackling Racism – One Workplace Equal Rights is here to tackle racism and promote equal opportunities in the workplace by providing accessible information and advice regarding your rights at work, including new rights under EC equality directives, in relation to race, age, sexual orientation and religion.

Show Racism the Red Card

The Scottish Labour Party

Scottish Legal Action Group
The purpose of the Scottish Legal Action Group is to promote equal access to justice in Scotland.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the umbrella body for all voluntary organisations in Scotland.

Socialist Health Association Scotland

Thompsons Scotland Solicitors Trade Union Briefinglots of useful legal snippets advice on things like unfair dismissal etc.


UNISON UK Global Action Page for decent working conditions across the world

BurmaUNISON UK Burma Pages, or UNISON Edinburgh Burma pages for details on trade and tourism sanctions

Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU – SPSF Group) Australia

Community H.E.A.R.T – Supports Health Education and Reconstruction Training in Southern Africa

UNISON UK Global Action Page for decent working conditions across the world

Cuba Solidarity Campaign

The Nelson Mandela tribute site