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Scotland's Improvement Districts: New National Vision for Town Centres Unveiled

A new national hub designed to support “Improvement Districts” in Scotland was launched today (Thursday) in Edinburgh by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, Aileen Campbell. This dedicated service, to be delivered by Scotland’s Towns Partnership, aims to encourage more collaboration, partnership and innovation.

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Report on the Impact of Bank Closures on Scotland’s Towns by the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee

In July 2018 the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee published a report from its inquiry into “bank closures: impact on local businesses, consumers and the Scottish economy”.

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Job Opportunity: Business Improvement District Manager, Nairn BID

Naird BID are seeking a part-time Business Improvement District Manager.  Further information and application details are available here. The job description is placed below for reference. 

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Vote in the People’s Choice Category for the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2018

Scottish Government - The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning are one of the Government’s most prestigious awards. They celebrate achievements in planning, right from the detail of processing through to the bigger picture of creating places which will become the legacy of our professionalism.

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Surf Awards 'Most Improved Place' Category: Application Deadline Closes Soon!

The deadline for the SURF Awards 2018, including the 'Most Improved Place' category, closes on Monday 17 September. Enter your town today! 

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Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street 2018: Competition Applications Open!

Scotland’s Towns Partnership has once again teamed up with environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful and The Herald on Sunday to find Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street.

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Development Trusts Association Scotland - August E-Bulletin

The latest DTAS e-bulletin is now out, with lots of useful information on news, funding, events and policy initiatives relevant to towns. The bulletin can be read here. 

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CityFibre Tackles Digital Skills Gap as it Partners with Leading Scottish Charity

CityFibre, one of the UK’s leading infrastructure providers, has pledged its support in tackling the digital skills gap in Scotland.

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Scottish Community Councils - August 2018 Newsletter

The latest news from Scottish Community Councils is now out, including funding opportunities, events and more. 

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Community Development Alliance Scotland (CDAS) - August 2018 Newsletter

The CDAS bulletin for August 2018 is now out, including key community development events and news. 

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