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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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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Go Forth Stirling Improvement District are recruiting a part-time projects and office administrator. The post is 20 hours a week, some weekend and evening work required, with salary dependent on experience. Please see full job description below and see the advertisement on Indeed to apply.  

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Designed to support communities, public, private and third sectors, to work efficiently together, the Place Standard provides a framework to assess the quality of a place.

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The Scottish Government, Architecture and Design Scotland and NHS Health Scotland have been working in partnership to develop the  Place Standard tool to support the delivery of high quality public places, which can help to reduce health inequalities. The tool will support communities and the public and private sectors to work together to deliver high quality, sustainable places.

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CoMoUK have developed several case studies which promote the benefits of shared transport and how shared transport can be used.  

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SURF - The prestigious national 2019 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration were launched last Thursday (6/06/19) by the Scottish Government, at an event held at the Yoker Community Campus, in partnership with the 2018 Youth Employability Award Winners, DRC Youth Project and WorkingRite, and SURF Award category sponsor Skills Development Scotland.  

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By Paths for All - A £2 million fund to increase walking, cycling and sustainable travel in Scotland is open.

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This article was written by Chair of STP, Professor Leigh Sparks, and originally published on his blog Stirling Retail. It discusses a summit held on the Future of Shopping Centres in Scotland’s Towns in March 2019, convened by Revo (the new name for British Council of Shopping Centres)Scotland’s Towns Partnership and DWF LLP. The subsequent report from the discussion can be read here.  

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Ever thought of setting up a Film Festival in your community? Or perhaps you’re already running one, but would like to try something completely new.

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Kirkintilloch Business Improvement District Steering Group have been awarded funding by the Scottish Government to develop a Business Improvement District (BID) in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire.  An individual experienced in developing and providing direct support and services to business users is sought to fill this post.

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This post is based in the Regeneration team within our Economic Growth Service. Reporting to the Team Manager, Regeneration, you will be involved in the development and implementation of physical regeneration projects which will improve town centres within North Ayrshire. For more details see the attached Role Profile at the link below.

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Scotland's Towns Partnership has submitted its views to the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland. The document has also received endorsement from Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS), and Scotland’s Regeneration Forum (SURF). The submission can be read below. 

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COULD YOU HELP SUPPORT GROUPS TRYING TO FIND SUSTAINABLE NEW USES FOR HISTORIC BUILDINGS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES WITH ADVICE, GRANTS AND SOCIAL INVESTMENT?

The AHF has secured funding from Historic Environment Scotland to increase its capacity to deliver projects in Scotland through employing a new Scotland Support Officer. 

 

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Scottish Government - Community groups and projects can now apply to the new £11.5 million Investing in Communities Fund to tackle disadvantage, poverty and inequality.

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A new website has been launched bringing together key information and evidence relating to walking, pedestrians, and active travel in Scotland. 

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