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Family Justice and Dispute Resolution: Insights from North America

Tuesday 19 March 2019 saw the gathering of various professionals working with separated/separating families in Scotland for an outstanding presentation by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). The event was primarily attended by family law solicitors and family mediators but other stakeholders were also represented in the audience, such as representatives from Scottish…

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Family Justice and Dispute Resolution: Insights from North America

Family Justice and Dispute Resolution: Insights from North America Tuesday 19 March 2019 saw the gathering of various professionals working with separated/separating families in Scotland for an outstanding presentation by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). The event was primarily attended by family law solicitors and family mediators but other stakeholders were also…

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What is happiness?

I’ve come across the question, “What is happiness?” in a few places in the past couple of weeks. In general, I like simple things: spending time with family, a good book, a wee relaxing drink at the weekend. There are times when I look forward to something because it’s different or not the norm. At…

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Top Ten FREE Family Days Out in Scotland

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There’s still a slither of Summer left so we thought it would be a good idea to round up the ten best free family days out in Scotland. Thanks to all the lovely people on Facebook and Twitter who inundated our social media volunteers with suggestions. 1. National Museum of Scotland – Edinburgh You can…

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What three things make you most happy?

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world. – Joseph Addison What three things make you most happy? Were you able to answer that easily? I was at a lovely wedding party last week with a group of work colleagues. A great wee band called Hitched played such a variety…

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Connecting Generations: #theyregrand

This is a guest post by Bernadette Lynass of Family Mediation South Lanarkshire to mark today’s launch of the #theyregrand Twitter campaign. Relationships Scotland works to support all family relationships and our Connecting Generations project focuses on supporting grandparents to maintain meaningful, on-going relationships with their families. There are an estimated 14 million grandparents in…

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Age Scotland guest post: #theyregrand

This is a guest post from Age Scotland’s Claire Connachan to coincide with the launch of the #theyregrand campaign. Grandma, Nana, Oma, Granny, Gramma and Nanny are just a few names for a grandmother. How about Granddad, Pappy, Gramps or Grandpa? The words reflect just how flexible and varied the role of a grandparent is…

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It wasn’t me!

It is with some degree of irony that I sit here writing this post about sibling rivalry when I can hear my three-year-old loudly screaming “Cockadoodledoo!” in his sister’s face while she tries to read her newest Sparkle magazine. I am trying very hard not to intervene, however, having recently versed myself in top tips…

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The pros and cons of summer holidays

The recent unseasonably lovely weather has caused us here in the office to start counting down the days to our holidays with much excitement and anticipation. I am a firm believer in getting away somewhere, especially in the summer, no matter where to and for how long. I am one of those people who gets…

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