Understanding Scottish Places

Understanding Scottish Places is a website to help towns practitioners and communities better understand the function of the towns they live and work in.  The platform primarily functions as a diagnostic tool, and beyond that offers the opportunity to compare and contrast data about places across the country.

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Living Streets Scotland - Updated research shows that Christmas shoppers who walk to high streets could be spending more than those who drive there.  

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The latest CDAS newsletter marks Human Rights Day, and looks at how community development and place-making can embed a human rights approach. The newsletter can be read here

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SURF - The outcomes of the prestigious 2018 ‘20th Anniversary’ SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration were announced last Thursday 6 December at a celebratory presentation event in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel.

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After the successful launch of the Cycle Fund in 2018, ScotRail is delighted to reopen the fund for applications for projects starting in 2019.

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Welcome to this news update from Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Scotland's Improvement Districts for November 2018. 

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Alloa First is looking for a motivated, innovative manager to take the BID to the next level.

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A plan to revitalise the Highland town of Nairn has been voted by the public as winner of the national ‘FutureTown’ Design Competition.

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Organised by charity Euan’s Guide, the Access Survey is run alongside Disabled Access Day.

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Scotland's Towns Week is the annual celebration of the nation's towns and city districts. Coordinated by Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Scotland's Improvement Districts, all organisations and individuals are invited to promote the ‘Keep It Local’ message, share what’s going on in their area, and highlight what makes their local communities special. This is a unique chance to collaborate, share best practice, interests and opportunities and ultimately to help bring life, vitality and vibrancy back into our town centres.

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19/11/2018 - Aberdeenshire town Turriff has been voted by the public as Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street, recognising the heritage, beauty and unique experience the town centre offers.

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19/11/2018 - A fresh upgrade to an innovative website providing in-depth information on Scotland’s towns has been unveiled. From greenspace to migration, new indicators on the Understanding Scottish Places (USP) platform provide additional support to all those who work for positive change in Scotland’s towns.

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On Monday 19 November Scotland’s Towns Week begins: the annual national campaign to celebrate the country’s towns and improvement districts.

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Urban Transport Group - This report examines the key role that transport interventions can play in supporting post-industrial towns.

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The new Growth Programme Team within North Lanarkshire has issued job vacancy adverts for the following posts: Economic Analyst, Project Development Officer (2 posts) and Project Officer.

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Six towns from across Scotland have been shortlisted for the title of ‘Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street 2018’. See entries below and vote for your favourite today!

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