THE first community-owned harbour in Scotland is a step closer to become a reality after one-third of its shares were sold in three days.read more
Listen in to our very own Phil Prentice on the BBC John Beattie show.read more
The Government’s Programme for Scotland 2015-16. The document sets out the legislation for the coming year, as well as summarising the Scottish Government's key achievements and main goals for the future - both legislative and non-legislative.
1 Introduction And Summary
2 A Stronger And Fairer Scotland
3 A Strong, Sustainable Economy
4 Protecting And Reforming Our Public Services
5 Strengthening Our Communities
6 The Scottish Government’s Legislative Programmevisit
This month, SURF hope you will: nominate a project for the 2015 SURF Awards; read about the new appointments to the SURF Board of Directors; book places at the SURF Awards Presentation Dinner; browse the 2016 Manifesto voting outcomes from the 2015 Annual Conference; and get something useful out of the latest regeneration news.visit
SOCIAL Justice Secretary Alex Neil has pledged £1.7 million of funding to help inject new life into Scotland’s run-down town centres.
He told The National in an exclusive interview that “town centres are by no means dead, there is a future for them but we’ve got to work at it together”.read more
Scotland’s Towns Week officially launched in Scottish Parliament yesterday (2nd September 2015) during an evening reception which celebrated the diversity of Scotland’s small and rural towns, ahead of Towns Week which runs 16th – 22nd November 2015 Scotland-wide.
Around 150 representatives from across Scotland’s towns, showed their support for the campaign alongside Minister for Housing and Welfare, Margaret Burgess; Towns Cross Party Group Convener, Margaret McCulloch MSP; Scotland’s Towns Partnership Chair, Professor Leigh Sparks of the University of Stirling’s Institute for Retail Studies; and James Ledgerwood, Abellio ScotRail’s Head of Economic Development.read more
The latest news from Creative Scotland: £2.4million boost to cultural activity across Scotland, National Library of Scotland to host 2015 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship and Roadshow to help artists showcase their talents.visit
The latest news from the 'High Street' & beyond. A look at the week's openings and closures across the UK High Street, Retail Parks and Shopping Centre from the Local Data Company.visit
Transport operator Stagecoach Group is joining forces with Scotland’s Towns Partnership to help support the regeneration of the country’s towns and communities.
The aim is to improve connectivity, community and prosperity for towns across Scotland and help facilitate their success by sharing ideas, delivering improved accessibility and raising the profile of Scottish towns.read more
ScotRail and Transport Scotland are seeking applications for a £1.5million community fund, designed to breathe new life into old and disused railway station premises.
The Stations Community Regeneration Fund enables business and community groups to transform redundant station rooms into facilities to benefit local people.read more
The council must ensure its planned shared space scheme for a town centre reflects what people want, a Scottish minister said this week.
It’s also vital East Dunbartonshire Council take into account the needs of disabled people, added Local Government and Community Empowerment Minister Marco Biagi.
Mr Biagi spoke to the Herald during a visit to the charity Deafblind Scotland in Lenzie.read more
BUSINESS rates are crippling Scotland's high streets, are responsible for widespread job losses and in need of urgent reform, retail leaders have claimed.read more
STP Chair, Leigh Sparks' latest blog with guest blogger, Iain Scott, Can Do Towns on Falkirk's new Can Do Town Hub.visit
The Scottish Government’s new £1.7m Town Centre Communities Capital Fund is open to community organisations and is designed to support capital projects which will make ‘real and lasting improvements to town centres across Scotland’.read more