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Circular Economy – Scottish Government Consultation
Charrette mainstreaming programme
Community Learning and Development funding
Town Centre Communities Capital Fund
Scottish Government Ingage team

Plus a whole lot more on support for communities!

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Sainsbury’s is launching a £10 million project to tackle household food waste with a bold five year plan that could transform communities across the UK.

  • Committing £10 million over five years to tackle household food waste and more
  • Will spend £1 million transforming one UK town as a test bed for innovation in 2016
  • Will develop and share findings with other communities in subsequent years
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Panel to bring forward ideas to reform planning sector.

An independent panel has been set up to carry out a game-changing review of Scotland’s planning system, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil announced today.

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The latest news from BEFS.

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The second annual Giffnock Classic car rally has been hailed as a roaring success, with something for everyone from vintage to hotrod, pink Cadillac to souped up motorbikes.

There was entertainment everywhere from buskers to stilt walkers, bouncy castle to merry-go-round, Classic 50s songs from the ‘hit parade’ as well as live bands provided the party atmosphere — even the sun came out to play.

 

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The best buildings, agents and project teams in Scotland are in the running for the industry’s elite commercial and public property awards.

The Scottish Property Awards have one simple goal - to recognise and reward the best in commercial property.

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Scotland Food & Drink has appointed two new members to the organisation’s Board, Rachel Ross of Loch Melfort Hotel (Oban) and Keith Whyte of Mitchells (Inverurie).

Rachel brings her experience in food logistics and hospitality as well as time spent working in foodservice for Sodexo UK. As partner of family run independent retailer Mitchells, Keith has a broad range of experience and a background in agricultural management

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Organisations from Edinburgh to Inverness are to share a £1.1 million windfall from the National Lottery’s Awards for All programme.

Some 150 organisations are to receive cash to help bring together communities the length and breadth of the country with a diverse range of groups winning grants from between £500 to £10,000.

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The second annual Giffnock Classic car rally has been hailed as a roaring success, with something for everyone from vintage to hotrod, pink Cadillac to souped up motorbikes.

You can see the video of the event here

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The Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champion of the Year Awards are intended to provide a method for showcasing exemplary contributions to the field of private sector empty homes work in Scotland.

There are several categories in which you can nominate a person, or organisation that you feel deserves recognition.

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An interesting BIDs Scotland article in the latest RICS Property Journal page 32 where Ian Davison Porter, Director, BIDs Scotland explains how Scottish BIDs differ from those in England, and looks at innovative approaches to district improvement in Scotland

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Canadian municipalities must innovate to address at least three major, interconnected issues now and over the coming years. 

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Scotland’s second Zero Waste Town was launched today thanks to the financial and practical backing of a national waste reduction campaign led by Zero Waste Scotland.

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East Renfrewshire Council launched their ‘Think Green’ campaign on the 1st September 2015, encouraging their residents to join them in promoting sustainability and taking action on environmental issues.

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Keep Scotland Beautiful's Community Development Team is launching four new initiatives to engage individuals, communities and organisations in sustainable development – Adopt-a-Garden, Bee Diverse, Tasty Spaces and Young Reporters Scoland. The Team works with a wide range of individuals, groups and organisations across Scotland, and aims to help communities re-engage with Scotland’s environment and to improve local environmental quality.

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