SWAN in Scotland

SWAN in Scotland was one of the very first SWAN regional groups to be established.

Since our first meeting in 2004, we've been involved in a wide range of campaigns, have organised conferences, and presented seminars to workers and students across the country.

In recent weeks SWAN members have been involved in the Occupy Protests in Glasgow and also in demonstrations against cuts in disability benefits in Edinburgh.

If you would like more information about what we will be doing over the next few weeks and months,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank"> contact SWAN in Scotland by clicking here.

From Newsletter #3 Spring 2011

Iain Ferguson reports on ‘All in this Together? Defending Welfare Services, Defending Human Rights’ an open forum organised by SWAN Scotland


SWAN are pleased to announced the inaugural event of the SWAN Edinburgh region. This event entitled 'Foodbanks: where does social work stand?' takes place in Seminar Room 1 at the Chrystal MacMillan Building, University of Edinburgh from 6:30pm - 9:00pm on Thursday 14th November 2013.


From Newsletter #2 Autumn 2010

Iain Ferguson notes the mood for stepping up action against the cuts at the biggest protest in Scotland for years

Over 20,000 trade unionists, campaigners, pensioners, students and disabled and unemployed people took to the streets of Edinburgh on 23rd October 2010 against the cuts. The Scotland wide protest was called by the Scottish TUC. Many SWAN supporters were in attendance including a Student SWAN delegation and banner.


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