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West Kilbride is now known for being Scotland’s only designated craft town and samples the wealth of craft and design talent from Scotland and the UK.

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Castle Douglas is an 18th century market town that has been designated as a Food Town with lots of local produce.

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Wigtown is well known for being "Scotland's National Book Town" and home of the annual Wigtown Book Festival.

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The Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (the local authority for the Western Isles) aimed to restore key buildings and revitalise an outstanding conservation area in the heart of Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

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A community project bringing together determined residents to purchase their town hall is the latest Growing Community Assets winner. South Kintyre Development Trust (SKDT) receives £1 million to take ownership of, renovate and redevelop the existing town hall.

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Community groups across Scotland are celebrating over £10 million in grants from our Community Spaces programme.

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Community ownership is alive and kicking as the people of Muir of Ord in Inverness celebrate a Growing Community Assets award. 

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Scheme capable of powering 280 homes and reducing island’s carbon footprint by 450 tonnes

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Levenmouth Community Energy Project receives £4 million from the Scottish Government’s recent allocation of the Local Energy Challenge Fund.  The project is a partnership between Bright Green Hydrogen Ltd, Fife Council, Toshiba, Leven Valley Development Trust; Fife College; BOC (for hydrogen transport); Green Business Fife; Community Energy Scotland; and the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA).

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The Glasgow STEP UP team is holding a training workshop on Monday 20th April 2015. The session will introduce two key tools that can assist local authorities in different aspects of sustainable city planning

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North Ayrshire Council and East Renfrewshire Council have been recognised in the COSLA excellence awards for sustainability projects.

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The Association of Town and City Management is the largest town and city membership organisation in Europe. They have a number of valuable reports, support programmes, events, guides and toolkits, some of which are free and open access. Check out their 10 Step Guide or read the Manifesto for Town and City Centres.

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Our towns are made up primarily of small businesses and the Federation is the key membership and lobbying body. FSB works closely with STP and has valuable research and reports.

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Kantar Worldpanel provide leading consumer panel and shopper insight information as well as trend data and marketing reporting and analysis.

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The Local Data Company is a leading retail location data insight provider. They provide detailed reports on openings and closures, vacancy data and provide gap analysis amongst a host of other valuable services.

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