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 latest news from Scottish Community Councils is now out, including funding opportunities, events and more. 

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The CDAS bulletin for August 2018 is now out, including key community development events and news. 

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Interested in locally owned renewable energy? The Scottish Government's Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open for applications, with a funding pot of up to £5 million available to enable locally owned renewable energy projects. 

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Can Do Places are a network focused on capturing placemaking stories – the good, bad and the difficult - and sharing them with like minded people.

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Herald - The regeneration of an historic fisheries building in Peterhead into flats for affordable rent, a new social housing development on the site of Edinburgh Fort and the transformation of a former garment factory in Glasgow’s Merchant City into contemporary office and retail space are amongst the finalists shortlisted in this year’s Herald Property Awards in association with SP Energy Networks.

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Project Manager: this post is for 12 months from September 2018 with flexibility in working hours; salary circa £40k p.a.

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06/08/2018 - An article on the impact of the Understanding Scottish Places town data tool on place-making policy and practice in Scotland has been published in the journal Scottish Affairs.

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The Scottish Government has launched the 2018 to 2019 Making Places initiative to encourage communities to positively and actively contribute to the development of their local places.

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To support the delivery of North Lanarkshire Council’s ‘Ambition Plan’ for physical regeneration and growth, we are seeking to appoint a Project Development Manager as part of the new Growth Team within Enterprise and Housing Resources.

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Welcome to Scotland’s Towns Partnership’s latest e-bulletin. Please see below for: (i) invitations to get involved in our MSP Connectors Programme and FutureTown Design Competition, (ii) notices of latest job opportunities, news and events, and (iii) our town photo of the month, of Selkirk market place.

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Working with Glasgow Kelvin College, Digital Skills Scotland are offering a fully funded digital skills course. The online course is free, and all Scottish residents aged over 16 and businesses are eligible.

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Need up to £4000 funding for a project that benefits the community?

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The Great British High Street (GBHS) Awards are an exciting opportunity for councils, businesses, community groups and volunteers to learn from the leading examples of the ways in which high streets are succeeding in overcoming the challenges of a rapidly changing environment.

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Scottish Government – The Scottish Government and COSLA have jointly launched a Local Governance Review, which will ensure local communities have more say about how public services in their area are run.

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Dunoon Presents (PA23BID) Business Improvement District requires a Manager to lead in the development of Dunoon BID, which encompasses Dunoon, Kirn and Sandbank.

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