What Works Scotland will conclude its formal programme of work at the end of December 2018 but our resources will still be available and some pieces of work will continue into 2019.

This website, with all our publications, videos, resources from events and other content will be available online, for several more years. Our resources will also be available on the What Works Scotland group on the Knowledge Hub.


We have a final event taking place this year.

Effective leadership and networked governance: Public service and community leadership – What works and why?

Conference to draw together some of the key findings from the What Works Scotland research on public service and community leadership, a forum for discussion and the development of ideas and responses to develop leadership that takes our public services and the leadership agenda to the next level.

  • Date: 4 December, 10am-1pm
  • Location: The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Book your free place on Eventbrite

There will be a few more events taking place next year including:

  1. Leadership event for Orkney and other local authorities in the new year, building on the work of SOLACE and ADES around public service leadership across local authority boundaries
  2. Christie today: taking stock of public service reform – an overview of the main themes that What Works Scotland has explored over the last four years
  3. Conference on the reform of Community Councils – a joint event with the Scottish Community Development Centre
  4. Conference about Mini-publics

Publications and resources

There are several more publications still to come, including:

One of our final pieces of work will be an concise overview of the main themes that What Works Scotland has explored over the last four years.

And we’ll soon be asking for your views about What Works Scotland, our activities and outputs. Look out for our stakeholder survey.

Look out for our newsletters or follow us on Twitter for links to all these resources and details of forthcoming events.