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 SURF Awards are delivered each year by SURF, a regeneration forum with over 300 cross-sector  member organisations across Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government. 

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National and independent businesses are uniting behind a new Scottish initiative that has the potential to inject £13 million into Scottish towns and cities. Spar is the latest national retailer to sign up to the Scotland Loves Local Gift Card, a local gift card for 32 local authority areas of Scotland, powered by payments provider Miconex and backed by Scotland’s Towns Partnership (PTP) and the Scottish Government.

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As part of the UK Government’s tourism recovery plan VisitBritain, in partnership with the National Lottery, is developing a Days Out campaign to boost bookings this autumn and winter.

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A promotional video which celebrates Stirling’s independent shops and retailers has been launched by the city’s BID.

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A partnership of city organisations has joined forces to launch ‘safe haven’ initiative Safebase on the streets of Stirling.

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STP chief hails major funding announcement by the First Minister as having power to unlock huge potential in communities across the country

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SMEs and business improvement district teams able to access free scheme to help people cope with the emotional impact and anxieties triggered by Covid-19

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Members of the public had a roar-some time exploring Lanark this summer through the LoyalFree app. Discover Lanark invited intrepid hunters to track down 20 giant dinosaurs with their family-friendly, Jurassic Lanark Trail.

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Read on for Christie Frail's third and final blog in the 'Forth Valley Chronicles'.

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GO Radio presenter Gina McKie is showing off the marvels of Milngavie as part of the Scotland Loves Local campaign.

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Scottish Library and Information Council have published 'Forward: Scotland's Public Library Strategy' for 2021-2025.

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A Scottish Government minister has heard how Linlithgow has shone as a “positive beacon of resilience” during the coronavirus pandemic.

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DWF, the global provider of integrated legal and business services, has appointed five newly qualified solicitors and taken on six new trainee solicitors across its expanding Scottish teams in Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

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Recent guidance 'Small Changes can make a Big Difference' produced by MACS encouraging active travel projects to enhance accessibility. 

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