Community Links (South Lanarkshire) was established in February 2002 as an independent community consultation and engagement organisation. Originally evolving from the Social Inclusion Partnership, Community Links is a company limited by guarantee with

Charitable status now working across all the communities in South Lanarkshire with a particular emphasis on areas which fall into the worst 15% for deprivation as identified by the Scottish Index Multiple Deprivation (SIMD).

We are one of the few dedicated third sector community engagement organisations in Scotland and have a strong focus on the asset based approach of working with communities.

Statement: Community Links carry out three interlinked projects. These are: Cross Community Action Research This project will consider how sectarianism has impacted upon nine diverse communities across central Scotland and looks to tell a largely untold story about how sectarianism has affected different communities– in both the past and present.

By highlighting community experiences and the unique histories of communities in Inverclyde, Ayrshire, Glasgow, North and South Lanarkshire, Stirlingshire and Edinburgh the project will explore how complex interactions of history, culture,

identity and place have shaped community level understandings, interpretations and attitudes towards sectarianism. It will also show how sectarianism has, and continues to change in light of wider social and cultural changes.

Address: Unit 1A Clydeview Shopping Centre Blantyre G72 0QD


Telephone: (01698) 827583

Sectarianism and communities: Offline, online, past and present 2013 - 2015

Sectarianism and Communities: Offline, online, past and present 2015-2016


Are you doing work that tackles sectarianism?

The action you have taken could inform and enable others to do the same. We are reaching out across Scotland to find examples of projects, videos, music, session plans, cartoons, toolkits and any other resources that you think will help others to take action on sectarianism.

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Get support for sectarianism

If you have experienced or witnessed any form of sectarianism you can get information on the support available in the guidance sections of the young people and adults pages. If you need to report a hate crime you can do so by contacting Police Scotland or through a Third Party Reporting Centre. More information on this is available in our Guidance pages.
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Do something in your community

If you want to take action and do something to tackle sectarianism in your community you can find out how others have been successful in our Directory and Library pages. There is lots of information there to use as inspiration.
If you are doing something, tell us about it and we will feature your good news and events on the website and through our social media channels. Also get in touch if you need support or guidance.
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Have resources to upload?

Have you created an amazing resource that helps to tackle sectarianism in your community? Then why not share it with us and let others access it and learn from your good practice.To submit a resource, event or news article email or call us at the details below.
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