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Communicating and using the media

Clyde Action

Clyde Action is the community broadcasting voice of Radio Clyde. It broadcasts daily on hard hitting community issues. Each year they work with Radio Clyde to raise over £1 million, distributed through the Cash for Kids Trust to projects supporting disadvantaged children across the west of Scotland.

For more information, contact Jo Friary, www.csv.org.uk, on 0141 566 2822.

Scottish newspapers

You can find a directory of the main newspaper companies in Scotland on this site.

Scottish radio stations

You can find a list of all Scottish radio stations on this site.

An activist’s guide to exploiting the media

A handy booklet by George Monbiot.
Newsletter front with Switch On to Climate Change featured

Using existing networks in Scotland

As well as using the mainstream media, one of the most effective ways of getting your message out is to use networks which are also working on the same issues as you.

Indymedia Scotland

Indymedia is a global network of alternative/activist media.

Climate communication

Answering tricky questions about climate change

The World Development Movement has produced guides on:

The Network for Climate Action

Has also pulled together some information about using the media, as well as info on presentations and publicity.

Institute for Public Policy Research

Has produced the report ‘Warm Words: How are we telling the climate story and can we tell it better?’

DEFRA (Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Has produced many interesting reports on the issues government faces when communicating about climate change. See, for example, the DEFRA framework for pro-environmental behaviours.

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