About Sustainable Scotland Network
The Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) is a programme of Keep Scotland Beautiful that provides support to a network of sustainable development officers and advocates of sustainability from Scottish local authorities. The programme, which is funded by the Scottish Government, enables Keep Scotland Beautiful to provide the the co-ordination, policy advice, infrastructure, and management support for the network to operate successfully across Scotland.
SSN exists to improve local government's contribution to achieving a sustainable Scotland. We work toward this aim by providing an effective support and improvement service on sustainable development. We work to support delivery of the Scottish Government's Sustainable Development programme and the Scottish Government's Climate Change programme.
Visit our priority themes page for further information on SSN's core areas of work.
The views that SSN express and share come from front line practitioners. This can provide a host of benefits for local authorities' continuous improvement on sustainable development, through provision of:
- An effective route for communication between Scottish local authorities
- An effective route for communication with central government, statutory bodies, and other agencies and organisations
- Greater coordination and consistency of approach
- Improved dissemination of best practice through training and resource provision
- More effective evaluation of sustainable development policy and practice
Do You Want to Know More About SSN?
The Sustainable Scotland Network is supported by a national development team. Please contact us to explore our work further, or to participate in our work programme.
Learn from the experts to explore how sustainable development is being brought to life within Scotland's 32 local authorities, visit the SSN Members' profiles.
For more information on our guiding principles, see The Way We Do Things page. For information on our four priority themes, see the priority themes page.