The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study (2009 - 2013): Year 4 and Final Report

The report uses qualitative longitudinal research within 21 third sector organisations to investigate their responses to the opportunities and challenges of the changing public services landscape in Scotland between 2009 - 2013. It builds upon the earlier reports on each of the first three years of the project.


The research team would like to thank all the organisations and respondents who gave their time generously in order to participate in and make this research project possible.

We would also like to thank staff at the Scottish Government and members of the Research Advisory Group (RAG) for their support and guidance during the four years of the project:

Kay Barclay, Scottish Government
Denise Swanson, Scottish Government
David Milne, Scottish Government
Sinead Power, Scottish Government
Shona MacPherson, Scottish Government
Anita Morrison, Scottish Government
Sarah Campbell, Scottish Government
David Henderson, Scottish Government
Jacqueline Rae, Scottish Government
Keira Oliver, Scottish Government
Ruchir Shah, SCVO
David McColgan, SCVO
Jenny Bloomfield, SCVO
Jon Harris, COSLA
Pat Armstrong, ACOSVO
Bren Neale, Leeds University
Jeni Harden, Edinburgh Napier University
Kathryn Backett Millburn, University of Edinburgh
Louise Meikleham, OSCR
Nancy Fancott, Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland


Email: Jacqueline Rae

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