Tings were tribal gatherings in ancient Scandinavia and Scotland where tribes came together and facilitated by the chief discussed the key issues of the day. This notion of coming together and engaging as a group is being resurrected by a team exploring new forms of democratic renewal in the Scottish Government.

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Hot off the press: Making Space for Democracy report

Here at Leapfrog, we’ve been busy analysing the rich collection of data and information coming out of our workshop, Making space for democracy, with Scottish Government. We are now delighted to share …

Making space for democracy workshop in context

Anyone working in public service in Scotland could not fail to be aware of the energy and enthusiasm for people in Scotland to be involved in the decisions that affect …

Making Spaces for Democracy

There are many criteria on which you can challenge an organisation to be creative. They include leadership; external and internal networking; systems and processes; inclusivity and flat structures; a commitment to …

The first ‘Ting’: democratic engagement and the danger of benevolent paternalism

Tings were tribal gatherings in ancient Scandinavia and Scotland where tribes came together and facilitated by the chief discussed the key issues of the day. This notion of coming together …