AN ORGANISATION connecting Alloa to global communities as part of a shared effort to benefit people and planet is set to launch in the town.

An information session will be held for the United Nations Association (UNA) Alloa branch with people invited to hear about areas of activity and to form a core group.

The session will be hosted by Resonate Together at the former Carsebridge Distillery, recently dubbed the Carsebridge Cultural Campus, from 10am on Saturday, June 11.

Angela Watt, founder and CEO at Resonate, has been working with Dr Dorothea Christiana FRSA, director of strategic development at UN House Scotland, and Lynsey Breen from AC Land Regeneration Ltd, who own the site, to develop the branch.

Resonate's Angela said: “Having lived in Clackmannanshire for over 20 years now, I know there has been incredible loss and challenge in our county, but I see the inspiring passion and determination within local people every day.

“We firmly believe that this opportunity Resonate Together has created in partnership with the UNA Scotland and AC Land Regeneration Ltd can be developed by local people to have their voice heard, for us all to contribute to positive change and it is up to us how far we push these opportunities.

“Wouldn't it be great if, say, we did a project with local young people that connects to the global Sustainable Development Goals, that has them travelling to the New York UN headquarters to present on how our community is tackling wellbeing issues?”

Angela believes the UN's work can be “life changing” and explained it will be up to those who join to choose the direction of travel.

Dr Christiana said the forming of a branch in Alloa demonstrates a growing interest in contributing towards shared goals and values.

She added: “It is an opportunity for people to get involved and engaged with efforts that relate to the UN goals and values not just within their own local community, but there are also opportunities to connect with the international community of the wider UNA family.”

Lynsey Breen, head of land acquisitions, said the development was a “tremendous achievement" for the team who "worked tirelessly to bring the community together”.

She added: “As a company, we always strive to develop a respectful partnership in the communities where we are working and Alloa is a testament to the power of that positive collaboration.”

Interested people can email