My name is Martin Stott. I spent many years as a sustainable development practitioner focussing on the local. Much of my  career was  in local government, but in different ways my whole working life has been devoted to sustainable solutions.

My website is a natural development of the approach I have always taken, exploring local solutions to global issues. I post articles of interest regularly, and have a fairly light-hearted blog writing as Lord Muck. Take a look at the blog. I also ‘tweet’ regularly and you can follow me @MartinStott65.

Since leaving local government I have  branched out into work with the charity/voluntary sector and expanded my horizons to include campaigning using photography  – see my pictures for the Bhopal Medical Appeal – and film, acting as Executive Producer for the film Plant this Movie (you can see a trailer here) narrated by Daryl Hannah..

I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and  write a column for  the Town & Country Planning Association’s  journal Town & Country Planning.

I am an active member of the Association of Chairs – the  organisation for Chairs of UK voluntary organisations, have contributed to their publications on the challenges facing Chairs, and am currently a member of the steering group of their Beacon Project, which is  a programme to support the chairs of smaller (under £1m pa turnover) charities.

I’m currently reconfiguring this site and a new look version should be up and running by the end of 2019.

Do get in touch