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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STP Chief Officer Phil Prentice has contributed to the National Planning Framework 4 blog series with a think piece on 'Town Centres of the Future', helping to inform future thinking around the Scottish planning system. 

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Prof. Leigh Sparks, Chair of STP, has written a blog giving his thoughts on the recent National Shopping Centre Summit, which was held in Edinburgh with STP, DWF Law, and a range of partners. Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell was also in attendance. Please read the blog below, or view the original article here
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Environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful is calling for community groups from across the country to register and take part in their 2020 Beautiful Scotland and It’s Your Neighbourhood initiatives.

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In December 2019 STP Chief Officer Phil Prentice participated in a workshop organised by the Heritage Council (Ireland) on strengthening Irish-Scottish Collaboration on town centres, with key stakeholders in Ireland's towns attending. 

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On Thursday 6th February in Edinburgh, Scotland's Towns Partnership, DWF Law and key public and private sector organisations met for a national summit to discuss Scotland's shopping centres, many of which are considered to be increasingly fragile assets in towns and city districts. 

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The National Planning Framework (NPF) is a long term plan for Scotland that sets out where development and infrastructure is needed to support sustainable and inclusive growth (read more here).

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Young Scot and Scotland's Towns Partnership are supporting young people to make the most of their local town centre.

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A first-of-its kind study with radical ideas for how Paisley town centre could look in a decade has been published - and aims to start a conversation about what might be possible in the town.

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Scotland’s Towns Partnership is seeking a 2020 host for the recognised and well established national conference for Scotland’s towns.

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Scotland’s Towns Partnership, the national agency for Towns and Improvement Districts in Scotland, is seeking a Project Director to support the Chief Executive Officer and Board to deliver the Scottish Government’s agenda on the regeneration and revitalisation of our towns, high streets and city districts. The post offers a flexible working pattern of 25 hours across 7 days.

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Do you have a strong working knowledge of the housing policy landscape in Scotland and, ideally, familiarity with empty homes work? Then join Shelter Scotland as an Empty Homes Partnership Officer and you could soon be proactively supporting a Scottish Government funded project aimed at bringing long term empty properties back into use.

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Become a Non-Executive Director with Scotland's national towns’ agency, and help to support the regeneration and revitalisation of our towns and city districts.

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East Ayrshire Council are seeking a Project Development Manager in the development of Ayrshire Growth Deal (AGD) proposals for East Ayrshire including the development of the Strategic, Outline and Final Business Cases for the National Energy Research Demonstrator (NERD) project.

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We have recently conducted a routine review of our privacy policy and data storage practices, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016. This has involved some incremental updates to how we manage and store personal information.

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Scottish Government - Projects benefitting from over £138 million of funding have the potential to create more than 7,000 jobs across Scotland, according to analysis of the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.

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