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Paisley First Project to Highlight Iconic Buildings and Local Wildlife

Paisley is set to become the first Business Improvement District (BID) in Scotland to have a gable end transformed into a giant mural.

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Green Light for Ayr Riverside Regeneration Masterplan

SCN - Plans to transform a neglected part of Ayr’s historic town centre into a thriving new public realm have been approved by South Ayrshire Council.

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Courier Reports on Gleneagles Meeting to Transform Scotland’s Railway Stations

The Courier newspaper has reported on a meeting held on Tuesday at Gleneagles railway station, which discussed a project to transform stations into thriving business hubs.

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Bookmakers launch project to tackle hidden addiction of problem gambling among young people

A new project aimed at tackling the ‘hidden addiction’ of problem gambling among young people has been launched by the trade body for bookmakers in Scotland.

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Built Environment Advocacy Toolkit Launched by Built Environment Forum Scotland

BEFS - We are delighted to introduce BEFS advocacy toolkit on BEFS new website. It is designed to provide the information you need to confidently speak up for your organisation and the built environment with politicians and councillors. 

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Tesco Bags of Help funding is now available to even more communities

Community groups across Scotland, Wales and England are being invited to apply for Tesco Bags of Help funding as the application criteria opens to allow for more communities to bag some cash for their project.

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Transforming Train Stations into Thriving Business Hubs: Gleneagles Meeting to Showcase New Initiative

Perth & Kinross Councillor, The Railway Heritage Trust, Abellio Scotrail, Scotland’s Towns Partnership and local business Brightstar Scotland to discuss support to bring train stations back to life. 

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Scottish Government publishes comprehensive data on social tenants in Scotland

SHN - New research into social tenants and social rented housing in Scotland has confirmed the ongoing trend towards more people living in the private rented sector and a reduction in available social housing stock over the long term.

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Call to Towns & Communities: Participate in the Lower Speed Communities Project!

Living Streets – the charity for everyday walking – is starting an exciting new project to work with four communities across Scotland to help them introduce a 20mph speed limit area in their community. 

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Professor Leigh Sparks: So you think you know Scottish Towns?

Deputy Principal of the University of Stirling, and Chair of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, Professor Leigh Sparks introduces the launch of the Understanding Scottish Places 2 data tool. 

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