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. I also ‘tweet’ regularly and you can follow me @MartinStott65.

Since I retired from local government I have branched out into work with the charity and voluntary sector. I am an active member of the Association of Chairs – the organisation for chairs of UK voluntary organisations. I 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 also work with the Association of Independent Museums drawing on my experience of  chairing the William Morris Society.

I have also expanded my horizons to include much greater emphasis on my work as a socially engaged documentary photographer, something I have been on and off  for over 40 years. My first on-line exhibition hosted by the Birmingham University-based Arts of Place opened in January 2021.

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

Do get in touch