The second Grimsey Review on Town Centres has been published today (4 July) with a series of 25 key recommendations to reshape the UK's High Streets.
Scotland's Towns Partnership heard from two of the authors, Bill Grimsey, ex-CEO of Wickes, Iceland and Focus DIY and Author of 'Sold Out: Who Really Killed the High Street' and Matthew Hopkinson, co-founder, Didobi, at our recent Towns Tea Party and Annual General Meeting in Edinburgh on 25 June.read more
A national design competition inviting people to submit innovative ideas for positive change in their town or city neighbourhood has been launched today.read more
Zero Waste Scotland - Communities will be able to bid for a share of up to £500,000 from Zero Waste Scotland to reduce single-use plastics that blight their areas.read more
Zero Waste Scotland - The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.read more
Betting shop staff in Dunoon have won national recognition for their fundraising and volunteering work in the local community.read more
Come along to network with STP and other town stakeholders over tea and cake, and hear about the latest developments and opportunities for Scotland’s towns and city neighbourhoods.read more
Scottish Government - Communities will be able to decide how best they can tackle poverty and inequalities in their own area backed by a £20 million fund.read more
Social Enterprise Scotland - We are delighted to announce the launch of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2018!read more
Over £90 million is to be invested in Stirling and Clackmannanshire through an ambitious UK City Region Deal which aims to use infrastructure to drive economic growth across the region.read more
The Minister for Transport and The Islands, Humza Yousaf, announced the new Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund at this year’s Active Travel Conference in Perth.
The Open Fund was announced as an exciting expansion of Paths for All’s existing SCSP programme, which has enabled Scottish local authorities to implement active and sustainable travel behaviour change programmes over the past 4 years.
This new £2million funding will be available for public, community and third sector organisations that want to change people’s everyday travel behaviour. The grants will be between £5000 and £50,000 and will require to be match funded.read more
Essential Edinburgh - An overwhelming majority of city centre businesses have voted to support the area’s successful Business Improvement District – with a whopping 91% backing the five-year plan put forward by the BID company Essential Edinburgh.read more
Architecture & Design Scotland asked Phil Prentice, Chief Officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, to outline his thoughts about town centre living and the opportunities of creating flexible and caring housing reflecting our demographic changes.read more
A campaign to raise awareness about a disease which kills almost 1000 men a year in Scotland is being launched in betting shops across the country.read more
Transport Scotland has undertaken a full analysis of the 663 responses to the ‘Improving Parking in Scotland’ public consultation, which was held over the summer of 2017. This sought views on how to address the issues of pavement parking, as well as exploring how best to manage disabled parking provision in Scotland.read more