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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The Tweed Valley Tourism BID is recruiting for two part-time positions to help deliver our goal of turning the area into a world-class activity destination.

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Scotland's Trade Fair will now take place on 27th-29th March 2022.

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Tourism Improvement District Visit Inverness Loch Ness (VILN) has become the first carbon neutral Business Improvement District (BID) in the UK. Currently, there are 330 BIDs in the UK.

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City centre business owners are being invited to have their say on how best to improve Stirling’s environment and attract more visitors. 

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A number of economic development roles have arisen within East Lothian Council.

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Commsworld, the UK’s largest independent network provider, has partnered up with charity SmartSTEMs to help boost the teaching of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects in Renfrewshire.

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Two Aberdeenshire towns have boosted their appeal as they look to bounce back from the challenges presented by Covid.

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Scotland’s Towns Partnership appoints environmental regeneration experts Green Action Trust as 2022 Charity Partner.

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Ayr MSP Siobhian Brown is the new convener of the Cross-Party Groups on Towns and Town Centres in the Scottish Parliament. Following her first meeting in the chair, she kindly took some time out to answer a few questions about the importance of our local communities and the innovation needed to help drive a more vibrant, sustainable future. 

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Historic Environment Scotland is the latest major organisation to show its support for the new Scotland Loves Local Gift Card.

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Scottish firm and STP partner Miconex has been announced as the company of the year at the 2021 Incentive Awards. The awards took place on Wednesday 24th November at One Moorgate Place in London, and are designed to celebrate excellence within the incentive and reward sector. 

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A butcher who took over his shop just weeks before Scotland went into lockdown and became a lifeline for his community has been named as the nation’s High Street Hero.

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Nick Wright, one of the creators of the new Town Toolkit, gives his view on how the free-to-use resource can help people change their local towns for the better.

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More than 100 organisations have shared a £1.5 million funding boost to help revitalise cities, town centres and neighbourhoods across Scotland.

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Business owners in Prestwick are leading a rallying cry for people across Scotland to choose local and spend with businesses in their region.

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