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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Carnegie UK Trust: Engaging Libraries Phase 2 will support public libraries to run public engagement activities on research within the themes of health, society and culture. 

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Fife Council are hiring a project manager to deliver agreed projects which are benefiting from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Capital Grant funding for Fife.

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Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Keep Scotland Beautiful join forces to launch Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street Competition.

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In a world where every aspect of your carbon footprint is being scrutinised, an important question for place managers has become: “how environmentally friendly are your Christmas lights?”

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Aberdeenshire Council is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic officer to develop and deliver projects as part of the Council’s Regeneration Strategy principally in Peterhead.

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SPEN (01/07/2019) - A total of 21 Scottish projects have been awarded a share of £10million from the Green Economy Fund to help them pursue their green ambitions.

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Mark Hepworth, Director of Research and Policy, The Good Economy introduces a new study – Business-led Inclusive Growth in the South of Scotland – which provides evidence and direction for the Scottish Government and the new South of Scotland Enterprise Agency (SOSA). The study was carried out by The Good Economy in partnership with the Ethical Finance Hub.

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DTAS have released their e-bulletin for June 2019. Read here for their latest news on policy, funding and events, and how these could benefit your local community.

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Walking and place charity Paths for All have released their e-bulletin for June 2019. Read here for their latest funding and news, and how these could benefit your local community.

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There is just one week left to apply to the Great British High Street Awards (Thursday 4 July 2019), through which high streets are eligible to win up to £15,000 for their local community.

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Living Streets Scotland recently ran an innovative programme with Perth and Kinross Council (PKC), testing inclusive approaches to street design and management. The programme is a response of the Council to a significant increase of requests for street improvements and explores ways how to prioritise requests from people with disabilities and walking impairments.

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Scottish Housing News (21/06/2019) - Planning minister Kevin Stewart said communities will have more say in shaping the future development of their areas after MSPs agreed to a “radical shake-up” of planning laws.

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

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In this blog, Joe Hall, founder and Director of Creative Stirling discusses the work of the social enterprise to support creative and cultural development of the city and wider region of Stirlingshire. Currently Creative Stirling project manages the Place Partnership for Stirling, funded by Creative Scotland and Stirling Council.

Joe will speak more on this topic at Scotland’s Towns Tea Party in Edinburgh on Wednesday 19 June. Click here to read more!

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This blog by Petra Pennington of Deveron Projects describes the role of the arts organisation supporting culture and creativity in the town on Huntly, Aberdeenshire. Petra will speak more on this topic at Scotland’s Towns Tea Party in Edinburgh on Wednesday 19 June. Click here to read more and book a place!

 

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