Local government, through the key public services it delivers directly and through its leadership role within Community Planning Partnerships, will have a vital role in helping to secure a wealthier and fairer Scotland. That is why we are focused on creating a closer and more effective partnership between national and local government that can work collaboratively with the private, academic and Third Sectors* as well as other public bodies to achieve increasing sustainable economic growth.
We need to ensure that future generations can enjoy a better quality of life. Unlocking the social, educational and economic potential of every person in Scotland will lift society as a whole, making Scotland smarter, safer and stronger, healthier and, ultimately, wealthier and fairer.
- Note: The Third Sector includes charities, voluntary and volunteering organisations, faith organisations, co-operatives and mutual societies and social enterprises.