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A feature on the future of town centre retail was published today in the Scotsman’s Vision Magazine. The articles include an editorial by Professor Leigh Sparks, Chair of STP, as well as interviews with Andrew Murphy (Chair, Scottish Retail Consortium) and Alan Anthony (Chair, REVO Scotland). 

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Page & Park Architects - Kelvin Hall won Best Regeneration Project at the Herald Property Awards for Scotland on Friday 22nd September. The category was sponsored by Scotland's Towns Partnership, with the prize on the night being presented by Craig McLaren, Director of RTPI Scotland and an STP Board Member. 

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21/09/2017 - A major package of capital investment in Paisley town centre is set to be considered by Renfrewshire councillors when they meet next week.

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BBC - A planning application has been submitted to build a permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland in the Scottish Borders.

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There is still time to nominate yourself or a colleague for the Howdens’ Scottish Empty Homes Awards.   

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Brent Toderian, an internationally acclaimed town planner, urbanist and champion of design for active communities is coming to Scotland to deliver a masterclass for planning and architecture professionals next month.

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STP is delighted to announce that booking has opened for Scotland's Towns Conference 2017. Don't miss out on the year's biggest gathering for all those who work to improve Scotland's towns, communities and city-districts! 

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Communities across Scotland can bid to take part in a new £325,000 scheme to regenerate their neighbourhood, Local Government Minister Kevin Stewart announced today.

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The Scottish Government is seeking views on how best to put in place LEZs following a commitment made to introduce LEZs into Scotland’s four biggest cities by 2020. 

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Applications for 'Scotland's Most Improved Place' close on Monday 18 September 2017.

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The Scottish Government is to invest £5.3 million to turn a former Kilmarnock bottling plant into a low carbon development, which will include hundreds of affordable homes.

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Need up to £4000 funding for your project that benefits the community?

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The Scottish Government has published a review of the community-led regeneration approach as delivered via the People and Communities Fund. You can read the report here

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There is a list of case studies of successful re-use and repair centres in Scottish towns in this Zero Waste Scotland newsletter. Read more here

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29/08/2017 – The Chief Officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, Phil Prentice, has commented that the model of BHS-style department stores as a major feature of town centre shopping is being replaced by new forms of retail offer. The new retail mix often includes independent and niche stores, experience-based venues, and sites catering for the evening economy. 

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