Understanding Scottish Places

Understanding Scottish Places is a website to help towns practitioners and communities better understand the function of the towns they live and work in.  The platform primarily functions as a diagnostic tool, and beyond that offers the opportunity to compare and contrast data about places across the country.

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The Great Place Scheme will fund projects in areas where there is a commitment to embed heritage in local plans and decision-making. 

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Are you looking for practical advice and inspiration for your PR, place-branding or communications strategy? Then come along to this exciting CPD learning event from Scotland's Towns Partnership!

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The Your Town Audit toolkit, which works alongside the Understanding Scottish Places town data platform, has been featured in RTPI Scotland’s Planner Magazine. 

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Over the coming weeks and months, many of the newest homes in Scotland are set to come under close scrutiny by some of the property industry's most respected figures.

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13/04/2017 - Scotland's Towns Partnership, in partnership with the Scottish Government, is seeking to appoint two digital advisors on a contract / project basis. 

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Do you wish to get a national recognition of your business excellence and meet key contacts? Apply to the VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards www.vibes.org.uk

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The Springboard April 2017 vacancy rate survey is now live, and closes on the 10th May.

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The Community Development Alliance Scotland has published a new booklet called 'How Community Development Happens: Why stronger communities matter and what it takes to develop them'.

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The Poverty Alliance, supported by the Carnegie UK Trust, is inviting applications from researchers to carry out a study to explore the potential for establishing a new model whereby a town, city or region can officially be recognised as a ‘Living Wage Place’.

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STP Chief Officer, Phil Prentice, reflects on the role played by local grocers in town communities in the context of changing retail trends. 

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SCN - People will have a final opportunity to comment on major changes being proposed for the planning system in Scotland, as a consultation on planning draws to a close next week.

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SCN - A national competition has been launched for designers to develop a new architectural vision for Dumfries town centre.

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The event report from the Community Development Association Scotland (CDAS) conference is available below, including presentations from the day.

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The Big Lottery Fund Advice Team discusses how best to apply for funding for capital projects.

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Scottish Government - Plans to boost the number of digital jobs to 150,000 by 2021 have been outlined in the Scottish Government’s new digital strategy.

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