Sustaining Human Aspiration: Action Learning Falkirk

by Graham Leicester

Introduction

In late 2001 the BP Grangemouth refinery in the Falkirk area of central Scotland announced 1000 redundancies, throwing the local community into despair and attracting vocal criticism from local and national politicians for abandoning the region to its fate. Yet the community today boasts an ambitious programme of economic transformation under the banner “My Future’s In Falkirk”, a programme that reached the global final (last 16) of BP’s prestigious Helios Awards in 2005.(continue…)

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