TFN Live: Catch up with what happened at the Gathering 2017

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TFN livestreamed some of the top events from the Gathering 2017 which took place in Glasgow on 22 and 23 February - catch up on what you missed or rewatch an event you loved.

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23rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell 2 Comments

Catch up on broadcasts from Day 1


 Breakfast meeting with the first minister Nicola Sturgeon as she opened the 2017 Gathering conference. Other speakers include David Duke, founder of Street Soccer Scotland, Colin Macfarlane, director of Stonewall Scotland and Amy Dalrymple, head of policy at Alzheimer Scotland.


Angela Constance vows to stand shoulder to shoulder with charities - as a major funding deal is announced.  

Third Force News’s Susan Smith interviews Kathryn Welch, development manager at the Macroberts Arts Centre, live on stage from the Gathering exhibition hall theatre.


Lucy McTernan, deputy chief executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, joins Professor Richard Kerley, chair of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy; Lorraine Gillies, senior manager at Audit Scotland and Jane Salmonson, chief executive at Network Of International Development Organisations In Scotland in discussing what Open Government, an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens, would look like in practice in Scotland.

Third Force News’s Robert Armour interviewing Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall live on stage from the Gathering exhibition hall theatre.


Watch as Sue Tibballs chief executive of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation she speaks with Margaret Aspinall from the Hillsborough Family Support Group; Liam Stevenson from Time for Inclusive Education, and Andrew Pendleton, head of campaigning at Friends of the Earth England.

Catch up on broadcasts from Day 2


Day two of the Gathering kicks off with a breakfast event featuring Scottish Brexit minister Mike Russell MSP; Graeme Roy, director of the Fraser of Allander Institute, and Paul Reddish, chief executive of Project Scotland who will be discussing the third sector's concerns around the UK's imminent departure from the EU. 


CivTech, Challenges Worldwide, Good HQ and others reveal how they are using digital technology to improve services and outcomes at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisation's Gathering 2017.


Join the OSCR chief executive and deputy director of digital at the Scottish Government, David Robb; Martyn Wallace, chief digital officer at Scottish Local Government Digital Office; Rachel Neaman, former chief executive of Go On UK; and Florence Burke, chief executive of Music in Hospitals Scotland, to explore what leadership in a digital world means.

Ruchir Shah, SCVO; Dr Andy Williamson, The Democratic Society; Kathryn Corrick, Represent; Dr Claire Bynner, What Works Scotland and Amy Dalrymple, Alzheimer Scotland try to answer whether open government provide an answer to rising inequality and polarising public attitudes at The Gathering 2017.

Ade Bamgbala of Google Digital Garage brought the Gathering 2017 to a close with a talk on how charities can make the most of their organization online.

22nd February 2017 by Tom Copeland

HiI had my picture taken with Nicola Sturgeon at the Coop stand this morning by the official photographer, do you have a copy you could send me

28th February 2017 by Annabel Richmond

Just to say thanks for tips from digital garage - esp re web display on a mobile phone... in case you weren't aware your site does not display well on my phone!