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ESS July 2024 Newsletter

In this newsletter you will find an update on what’ve been up to, some useful resources, dates for upcoming workshops!

Evaluation Stories 

Pain Concern

We ran a tailored support session to help Pain Concern create a logic model, this enabled them to effectively redesign their feedback collection methods.

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ESS June 2024 Newsletter

In this newsletter you can find information on our in-house training, new dates for upcoming workshops, a job vacancy, and a farewell from ESS Director Steven Marwick!

Evaluation Stories 

Smart Play Network

We ran two tailored support sessions to help Smart Play Network
review evaluation plans, build staff comfort with evaluation and improve methods.

Evaluation Stories 

Edinburgh Food Project

We ran a series of support sessions with the Edinburgh Food Project. This support was mostly about creating a new evaluation framework: outcomes, indicators, & methods for the whole organisation.


Wellbeing at ESS

Our wellbeing policy is about how we recognise and manage different needs so that we can all individually be at our best, and so that ESS can perform at its best!

Evaluation Stories 

Tasting Change

This evaluation story shows the kind of evidence organisations can collect to prove their contribution to tackling health inequalities. Tasting Change aims to tackle food insecurity, increase community awareness levels

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ESS May 2024 newsletter

This month’s ESS newsletter includes an announcement from ESS Director Steven Marwick, some information on helpful new resources, and dates for upcoming workshops! Read the campaign here!


Participatory Research – Round Table Discussion

TSRF & The Binks Hub hosted a discussion at the Edinburgh Future’s Institute site, with peer-researchers from Poverty Alliance & Youthlink Scotland. In this blog, Marianne, Communications Officer at ESS, shares her thoughts from the round-table discussion.


Steven Marwick, Director of ESS, is leaving.

Steven Marwick is leaving Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS).  Steven built up ESS from its earliest beginnings into the successful organisation it now is. After 18 years, Steven feels the time is

Evaluation Stories 

Art in Healthcare

In 2020 and 2021 we supported Art in Healthcare, along with 15 other projects affected by the COVID-19 crisis, to evaluate and learn about their response to the crisis.