Emily Watts, Country Manager Scotland, The Big Lunch
Emily has been running the Big Lunch campaign in Scotland since 2011. She works across the country to encourage people at grassroots level to hold community building events. Previously she supported communities using the Transition Town model of community development, and managed independent advocacy services. Emily believes there’s power in getting to know one another, and in the transformative nature of sharing a story.
She spoke about how a one day a year campaign to develop community spirit can make a real difference to how people view where they live and what’s possible there.