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.read more
The shortlist for the Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2017 has now been released, including for Best Regeneration Project, sponsored by Scotland’s Towns Partnership.read more
23/08/2017 – Chief Officer of STP, Phil Prentice, stated this morning that the Barclay Review into Scottish business rates was a “positive” exercise and that he is broadly “comfortable” with proposals relating to town centre retail. The comments were made in an invited interview on BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland (1.41.55).read more
Zero Waste Scotland are looking to support three Scottish Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), Traders’ Associations or local business groups to improve waste management practices.read more
Voting is now open for the Scotland's Most Beautiful High Street competition!
After receiving fantastic entries, a judging panel of representatives from Scotland's Towns Partnership and Keep Scotland Beautiful have drawn up a shortlist of 10 finalists. The winner will be decided by an online public vote, which will be open until 1 October 2017. The winner will be announced at Scotland's Towns Conference in Paisley on 21st November 2017.
A Scottish Government support programme to help Scottish towns reach their full digital potential was launched today by Scotland's Towns Partnership.
The Digital Towns Pilot Programme offers funding support and expert industry advice to towns seeking to develop innovative and collaborative digital strategies.read more
This sections contains information on Digital Towns, including the Digital Towns Pilot Programme and Digital Towns Guidance.read more
The VisitScotland Growth Fund is designed to assist the tourism industry and to further cement Scotland's reputation as a world class destination.read more
BBC News - Edinburgh and south-east Scotland are to receive a multi-million pound boost after the latest City Deal was agreed.read more
STP Chief Officer Phil Prentice looks at reasons to be cheerful for Scotland's towns in the context of heritage and tourism, and the need to remind the world of the 'spirit of Scotland' in 2017.read more
KSB - We are pleased to announce that a record breaking 73 parks from across Scotland have been presented with a Green Flag Award this year in recognition of their high standards and provision of quality outdoor space - an increase of three over last year.read more
BBC - Paisley has been shortlisted as the sole Scottish contender vying to become the UK City of Culture in 2021.read more