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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Steps needed to secure new future in spotlight as Scottish Parliament Economy and Fair Work Committee calls for action to stop long-term decline

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Possilpark Business improvement District is seeking a freelance project manager for the period March 2023 - March 2024 to help the BID roll out it's business plan, having achieved a successful ballot result in 2022. 

 

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Scotland’s Towns Conference 2022: Double-decker bus tour gets event off to a superb start

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Scotland’s Towns Conference 2022: We must put town centres at the heart of nation’s response to climate emergency, Covid recovery and cost of living

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In neighbourhoods and towns, the length and breadth of the country, there are people who always go above and beyond to support those around them – who go to heroic lengths to be there for their neighbours, friends and families.

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Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, will be the keynote speaker at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Annual Business Address on 17th November 2022.

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The joint Scottish Government and COSLA response to 'A New Future for Scotland's Town Centres' report sets out some of the ways in which we can all seek to do our part.

 

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Achievements of finalists to be celebrated and winners revealed at the Scotland’s Towns Conference next month

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The next few months will prove critical to the future of our local businesses.

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The 4th Urban Economy Forum (UEF4) brought its international network of urban leaders back to Toronto this week for the first time since the start of the global pandemic. The hybrid event gathered mayors, ministers, financial leaders, urban developers and civil society to discuss this year’s theme, Sustainable Urban Finance. 

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A New Future for Scotland's towns will be the theme of the 2022 Scotland's Towns Conference.

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 UKinbound, a leading travel trade association that represents more than 340 of the UK’s top tourism businesses, has awarded Visit Inverness Loch Ness (VILN) the accolade of DMO of the Year at its Awards for Excellence.

 

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Scottish Government minister backs call for people, businesses and community organisations to join Kilmarnock roadshow event. 

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This summer LoyalFree designed their pre-packaged interactive Dino Trail to create a free, family-friendly experience for high street visitors all over the UK during the school summer holidays. The trail aimed to increase footfall, dwell time and local spend in participating towns and cities whilst also offering a fun and educational activity for families.

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The UE Forum is an international organisation that engages with the United Nations system, city leaders, and the private. sector to build capacities and global networks for the SDGs by leading global dialogue on sustainable urban resources. With strong links between the Forum.

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