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Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Keep Scotland Beautiful have come together to launch the first ever Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street competition.

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Litter and flytipping costs Scotland at least £78 million every year. This includes costs to the taxpayer through education, enforcement and clean up, and the indirect cost of littering and flytipping – on areas like health, crime and wildlife.

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For ten years, car clubs in Scotland have been at the forefront of introducing newer, cleaner and greener technology to Scottish drivers.

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Local Energy Scotland are seeking notes of interest from communities within the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Region who are interested in developing a pilot energy plan for their local area.

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Stalled Spaces Scotland is a national programme commissioned by the Scottish Government and managed by Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) to encourage and support communities to bring stalled spaces or derelict and vacant land back into temporary use.

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STP Chief Officer Phil Prentice argues that retail trends in recent decades are not the sole cause of problems facing town centres – and that getting the right retail offer is only part of the solution.

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Scotland's Towns Partnership has upcoming workshops to help you with your communications and funding strategies. This is a great chance to get practical advice from experts and network with the wider community of town stakeholders! We're also holding our Towns Tea Party on 14 June and would love to see you there.

Please read below for more and to reserve your place at our events.  

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Architecture & Design Scotland have pulled together five inspiring stories from the Stalled Spaces Scotland Project. Join us on 10 May 2017 to hear how small projects make a big impact on local communities across the country.

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Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) has produced an infographic of the contribution development trusts make regeneration in Scotland. It can be viewed by clicking here.  

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Carnegie UK Trust - Engaging Libraries is looking for public libraries across the UK and Ireland that want to pilot creative and imaginative public engagement projects on health and wellbeing. 

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A new Shawlands BID team could oversee new street lights and improvements to shop fronts in the hope of attracting more visitors.

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Scottish Housing News - The developer behind Scotland’s largest planned new town has signalled its continued confidence in the North East as it agrees a number of new contracts.

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The total amount of derelict and urban vacant land in Scotland decreased by 253 hectares (two per cent) from the previous year, to 12,435 hectares in 2016.

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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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