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Short biographies of key people:

Graham Boyd  :  George Clark  :  David Reid  : Andy Wightman  : photos

Graham Boyd is a freelance international development consultant. He has over 28 years of work experience both in Scotland and overseas. His areas of specialisation are social development analysis and local economic development. In recent years his main focus of work has been on: organisational and institutional frameworks for national level poverty monitoring systems; the promotion and development of member-controlled enterprises (cooperatives and other forms of group-based enterprise); and a wide range of project cycle management work (design, execution and evaluation) using participatory approaches.

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With a background in education George Clark is now a freelance writer, researcher and social activist specialising in the popularisation of development messages. He has been actively involved with an innovative Tanzanian social justice NGO in popularising policies related to poverty reduction (21 booklets so far with several more in the pipeline) – see . He is convenor and webguru for the Caledonia Centre for Social Development and director of Seafield Research and Development Services. His current interests include poverty reduction strategies, countervailing power, and the interface between neuroscience and eastern philosophies as these relate to changing minds. Much of his output is on the web and links are available from .

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David Reid has almost three decades of experience in education at primary, secondary and tertiary levels in Scotland and in Africa. In recent years he has worked on the documentation of community-based and community-led initiatives intended to promote sustainability, with particular interests in affordable housing, organic horticulture and agriculture, renewable energy and community woodlands. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology and the author of Sustainable Development: An Introductory Guide (Earthscan, 1995). Besides being a director of the Caledonia Centre for Social Development, he was for ten years director and chairman of the Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust. He is also an activist in his own community, a crofter and a bee-keeper.

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Andy Wightman is a freelance writer, researcher and analyst specialising in land reform, land tenure and landownership. He is a leading advocate of land reform in Scotland and the author of Who Owns Scotland (Canongate, 1996) and Scotland: Land and Power (Luath, 1999). He is Director of the Caledonia Centre for Social Development’s Land Programme and a member of the Big Lottery’s Scottish Land Fund Committee. His current interests include research on burgh commons and other forms of common land. Catch up with his activities on the web at ,  and .

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