has announced it is to close down following a reduction in public funding from the Scottish Government.
The ASCC was seen by many as abrasive and not serving the interests of local community councils and it had certainly lost the confidence of a significant proportion of its members. Some community councils, including Southside Community Council had withdrawn their membership.
In this case the reduction of funding by John Swinney is likely to be a response to the complaints which have been made to him. The closure is excellent news.
Perhaps, in time, some community councillors will look to set up a more responsive representative national body.