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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(Zero Waste Scotland) - The Scottish Government is committed to supporting small and medium-sized Scottish businesses to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.

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Community groups, local authorities and BIDs across Scotland are being invited to register and take part in the 2021 Beautiful Scotland and It's Your Neighbourhood initiatives.

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Scotland is facing a looming litter emergency.  To help tackle this Keep Scotland Beautiful is coordinating a Summer Clean from May 28th - June 20th

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Understand #ClimateChange and find out how you can make a positive difference.

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The Scottish Government's £50 million low carbon Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme (VDLIP) is a capital programme scheduled over the next five years and is now open to applications for funding in 2021 to 2022.

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The Scottish Government and COSLA have published an interim joint response to the publication of A New Future for Scotland's Town Centres by the TCAP Expert Review Group. 

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Daisy Narayanan, Director of Urbanism for Sustrans, drawns on the lessons of Covid-19 to show how local, active travel can contribute to more liveable and sustainable communities.

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Truerlein, a large-scale regeneration company dedicated to reinvigorate, reenergise and renew local communities today announces a bold new initiative designed to create long-term economic growth in Dufftown.

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Pioneering Scottish firms which are “not just surviving but thriving” in the pandemic feature in a new podcast launched by Zero Waste Scotland.

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Sustrans Scotland is calling on the next Scottish Government to prioritise funding and policy for active travel.

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Fife Council is looking for a dynamic, innovative individual who is a self-starter to manage and provide leadership for tourism policy and promotion in Fife to deliver the Council and partners’ objectives to develop and promote Fife as a great place to live, work and visit. 

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The Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) is seeking a new Policy and Strategy Manager.

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A community hub in Glasgow is seeking a new Chief Executive. The company acts in an enabling role assisting local community groups to deliver community services. 

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(March 2021) - A Shop Local campaign has been helping Dunbartonshire businesses by encouraging local people to shop local, think local and support local enterprises.

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