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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The Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce is challenging all sectors in Scotland to help bring land back into productive use and prevent future sites from being abandoned.

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Now in its fifth year, Scotland’s Towns Partnership and the Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres are encouraging MSPs to take a day during Parliamentary Recess to visit towns in their constituency or region as part of the MSP Connector Programme.

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A new way to link digital and physical retail channels? Leigh Sparks, Chair of Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Professor of Retail Studies at the University of Stirling, gives his views on the new 'Clicks and Mortar' pop-up initiative by Amazon.

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The Great British High Street Awards, run by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in partnership with Visa and backed by other partners, are recognising and celebrating the communities that are working to revive local high streets.

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Adaptation Scotland - The Highland Council, in partnership with Adaptation Scotland, have launched a survey asking local communities and businesses to share their experiences about how they have been affected by severe weather and climate change over the past few years.

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SURF and the Scottish Government deliver the annual SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration to identify and share examples of high impact in addressing social and economic problems in Scottish places.

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The Scottish Land Commission is seeking the views of communities across Scotland about community engagement in decisions relating to land.  Individual residents and community organisations in both urban and rural Scotland are being asked to complete the survey. 

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The Chief Officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, Phil Prentice, has been announced as a judge for this year’s Great British High Street Awards. Mr Prentice looks forward to reviewing inspiring applications from across the UK as part of the competition.

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The Isle of Bute BID Steering Group has carried out feasibility work to determine the viability of a BID for the Isle of Bute. They now wish to recruit a Project Co-ordinator to take them through the development phase and to secure BID status for the Isle of Bute.

 

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Carnegie UK Trust: Engaging Libraries Phase 2 will support public libraries to run public engagement activities on research within the themes of health, society and culture. 

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Fife Council are hiring a project manager to deliver agreed projects which are benefiting from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Capital Grant funding for Fife.

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Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Keep Scotland Beautiful join forces to launch Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street Competition.

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In a world where every aspect of your carbon footprint is being scrutinised, an important question for place managers has become: “how environmentally friendly are your Christmas lights?”

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Aberdeenshire Council is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic officer to develop and deliver projects as part of the Council’s Regeneration Strategy principally in Peterhead.

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SPEN (01/07/2019) - A total of 21 Scottish projects have been awarded a share of £10million from the Green Economy Fund to help them pursue their green ambitions.

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