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About us

We deliver the highest quality community engagement, business planning, facilitation and new programmes of work.

We work with a wide range of partners in the private, public, charitable and voluntary sectors.

Our passion remains in working directly with communities to involve local people, help them plan for the future and organise themselves to make things happen.

We enjoy raising the funding to make meaningful change in communities.

Alan has 28 years experience working across Scotland, the rest of the UK and Europe. He works with a talented group of associates to do things differently and promote a sustainable future.

Inspiring Change Events

Inspring Change coverFollowing the success of the ‘Inspiring Change ‘ publication writen for the Development Trust Association Scotland, Alan is now offering ‘Inspiring Change Events’ to companies, charities, public sector organisations and local communities. More on Inspiring Change events


Alan Caldwell Associates: winners of the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Sustainable Communities Award 2005.

Alan was shortlisted for the Glenfiddich 'Spirit of Scotland' Awards 2010 in the Environment Category.

Alan was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society of Scotland for his services to community development in 2014

Radical Thinking

In February 2010, Alan took part in
Edi Stark's series called 'Radical Thinking' on Radio Scotland. Edi discussed community solutions with Alan, Jim Boyle from Oxfam and Heather McMillan from Sunny Radio Govan.

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Alan Caldwell Associates

Wilton Hill Development

Possibly the most exciting project that we have ever worked on, this new development partnership involving the Wilton Community Land Trust will become a national example of good practice. A major development of 36 acres of land is seeing the Community Land Trust working alongside housebuilder Redrow Homes Ltd and development company, Our Enterprise.

Read more: Wilton Hill Development


Green home for our business

We have built a new office base and family home in the beautiful village of Comrie in Perthshire. Designed and built in Scotland using locally sourced and sustainable materials, the new house and office pod are proving a delight for business and pleasure. With a forest garden, polytunnel and food growing area this project is our way of showing our commitment to a low carbon, sustainable Scotland.

Read more: Green home for our business


Leigh Park Community Hub

This new facility will be a 'game changing' building for Leigh Park near Portsmouth. It will completely turn the reputation of the area on its head with an iconic piece of green architecture fit for the 21st century. The new Community Hub will be open all year around and will be buzzing with activity for every age group providing health and community facilities for the residents of what was once Europe's largest housing estate.

Read more: Leigh Park Community Hub


Greener Kirkcaldy Business Plan & Food Hub

Greener Kirkcaldy is the latest example of a community organisation tapping into our business planning skills to plan for a financially, as well as environmentally sustainable future. Currently funded through the Government's Climate Challenge Fund they are taking the sensible step of planning two years ahead to generate their own revenue from low carbon projects in their community. Having been so pleased with this work Greener Kirkcaldy have recently asked us to prepare another business plan for their exciting Kirkcaldy 'Food Hub' project

Read more: Greener Kirkcaldy Business Plan & Food Hub