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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A first-of-its kind study with radical ideas for how Paisley town centre could look in a decade has been published - and aims to start a conversation about what might be possible in the town.

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Scotland’s Towns Partnership is seeking a 2020 host for the recognised and well established national conference for Scotland’s towns.

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Scotland’s Towns Partnership, the national agency for Towns and Improvement Districts in Scotland, is seeking a Project Director to support the Chief Executive Officer and Board to deliver the Scottish Government’s agenda on the regeneration and revitalisation of our towns, high streets and city districts. The post offers a flexible working pattern of 25 hours across 7 days.

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Do you have a strong working knowledge of the housing policy landscape in Scotland and, ideally, familiarity with empty homes work? Then join Shelter Scotland as an Empty Homes Partnership Officer and you could soon be proactively supporting a Scottish Government funded project aimed at bringing long term empty properties back into use.

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Become a Non-Executive Director with Scotland's national towns’ agency, and help to support the regeneration and revitalisation of our towns and city districts.

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East Ayrshire Council are seeking a Project Development Manager in the development of Ayrshire Growth Deal (AGD) proposals for East Ayrshire including the development of the Strategic, Outline and Final Business Cases for the National Energy Research Demonstrator (NERD) project.

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We have recently conducted a routine review of our privacy policy and data storage practices, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016. This has involved some incremental updates to how we manage and store personal information.

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Scottish Government - Projects benefitting from over £138 million of funding have the potential to create more than 7,000 jobs across Scotland, according to analysis of the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.

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With categories including Community Contribution Award and Green Infrastructure Development of the Year, entries are currently open for the Scottish Home Awards 2020. 

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Last-minute Christmas shoppers are being urged to think local and give traders in their towns the greatest gift of all - their support.

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Chair of Scotland's Towns Partnership, Professor Leigh Sparks, reviews progress in support for towns and city districts over the previous year, and some of the policy trends and challenges that will be key for 2020. 

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Would you relish the opportunity to lead an established and respected national organisation which plays a key role in promoting, supporting and representing a dynamic and growing network of community-led organisations across Scotland? Our member development trusts utilise assets, enterprise and creativity to drive forward local change.

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Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Federation of Small Businesses host Cabinet Secretary in Lanark for Small Business Saturday.

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The outcomes of the prestigious 2019 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration were announced last Friday (05/12/19) at a celebratory presentation event in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel.

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Midsteeple Quarter in Dumfries is the community-led town centre regeneration plan that you will have heard about if you have an interest or involvement in regeneration, community empowerment, re-thinking high streets, community-led housing or urban land reform in Scotland.

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