Our blog allows those working with NKBL and young people to contribute their views, policy ideas and constructive criticism on a regular basis.

We also feature guest blogs covering a host of related topics to stimulate debate around violence and related issues affecting Scotland’s young people.

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We are looking for as wide a range of contributors as possible with a diverse mix of views.

If you would like to contribute to our NKBL discussion please contact NKBL Delivery Team. Email  or call 0131 313 2488.

What is an unconference?

9th July 2017 by Emily Beever

Each year, No Knives Better Lives hosts two network events for partners to share best practice and shape the direction of the programme. This September, we've decided to focus the entire event on the conversations you want to have by hosting an unconference.

But wait a second... What exactly is an unconference?

Safe-T in the Park

25th June 2015 by Stephen Johnstone - Senior Development Officer – No knives, better lives

On Sunday afternoon (31st May 2015) the crowds flocked to Eglinton Country Park in North Ayrshire to visit Safe-t In The Park - a multi agency safe summer event.

Scottish Sports Futures – Jump2it Module

25th June 2015 by Stephen Johnstone - Senior Development Officer – No knives, better lives

The National delivery team were approached by Scottish Sports Futures who were keen to work in partnership with ourselves to develop a resource covering the issues of the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife.

The research perspective

2nd May 2014 by Rebecca Foster, PhD student, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

There is no denying that knife carrying and knife crime is an issue that we face here in Scotland, the UK and elsewhere in the world. How do we try to address it?

NKBL success in Inverclyde

1st May 2014 by Aileen McEwan, Community Learning & Development

In Inverclyde, knife crime was becoming a recognised issue within communities and when talking to young people it was apparent that they too felt it was something that needed to be addressed.