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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A national design competition inviting people to submit innovative ideas for positive change in their town or city neighbourhood has been launched today.

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Zero Waste Scotland - Communities will be able to bid for a share of up to £500,000 from Zero Waste Scotland to reduce single-use plastics that blight their areas.

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Zero Waste Scotland - The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.

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Betting shop staff in Dunoon have won national recognition for their fundraising and volunteering work in the local community.

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Now in its fourth year, Scotland’s Towns Partnership and the Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres are encouraging MSPs to take a day during Parliamentary Recess to visit towns in their constituency or region as part of the MSP Connector Programme.

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Come along to network with STP and other town stakeholders over tea and cake, and hear about the latest developments and opportunities for Scotland’s towns and city neighbourhoods.

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Scottish Government - Communities will be able to decide how best they can tackle poverty and inequalities in their own area backed by a £20 million fund.

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Social Enterprise Scotland - We are delighted to announce the launch of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2018!

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Over £90 million is to be invested in Stirling and Clackmannanshire through an ambitious UK City Region Deal which aims to use infrastructure to drive economic growth across the region.

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The Minister for Transport and The Islands, Humza Yousaf, announced the new Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund at this year’s Active Travel Conference in Perth.

The Open Fund was announced as an exciting expansion of Paths for All’s existing SCSP programme, which has enabled Scottish local authorities to implement active and sustainable travel behaviour change programmes over the past 4 years.

This new £2million funding will be available for public, community and third sector organisations that want to change people’s everyday travel behaviour. The grants will be between £5000 and £50,000 and will require to be match funded.

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Essential Edinburgh - An overwhelming majority of city centre businesses have voted to support the area’s successful Business Improvement District – with a whopping 91% backing the five-year plan put forward by the BID company Essential Edinburgh.

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Architecture & Design Scotland asked Phil Prentice, Chief Officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, to outline his thoughts about town centre living and the opportunities of creating flexible and caring housing reflecting our demographic changes.

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A campaign to raise awareness about a disease which kills almost 1000 men a year in Scotland is being launched in betting shops across the country.

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Transport Scotland has undertaken a full analysis of the 663 responses to the ‘Improving Parking in Scotland’ public consultation, which was held over the summer of 2017. This sought views on how to address the issues of pavement parking, as well as exploring how best to manage disabled parking provision in Scotland.

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Aberdeenshire Council are looking for a regeneration executive to manage the regeneration plans for Banff and Macduff with a special interest in sector development in particular to the digital and food and drink industry.

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