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 rallying cry has been issued for the public shoppers to support their local businesses online to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic.

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The £1 million Scottish Government Scotland Loves Local Fund aims to empower communities by enabling local delivery of projects, and giving support and guidance to help communities achieve aims important to them. The fund encourages communities to ‘love local’, recognise the importance of their local areas, and actively engage in and develop them.

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Scottish fintech Miconex has launched its Great Town and City Christmas Quiz to support places in Scotland, and encourage people to shop local. The Christmas quiz offers players the chance to win a £1500 gift card for their choice of over 50 active Town and City Gift Card programmes, including 17 in Scotland.

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Over 200 workplaces, schools, community groups and campuses have committed to making Scotland cycling friendly by signing up for a nationally recognised award.

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An awareness-raising drive has been launched to help inform and fuel the roll-out of free WiFi in more of Scotland’s town and city centres.

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Flexibility Works is currently conducting research on flexible working alongside The Scottish Government and The Hunter Foundation.

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In September 2020, the Scottish Government announced an allocation of £1.096m Town Centre funding for Glasgow, as part of the Government's economic stimulus plans in response to Covid-19.  Around 40% of this has been allocated to the Glasgow Town Centre Action Programme Fund (GTCAP) 2020 which is now open.

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To inform the new programme ‘Building Capacity: Developing Skills’, Arts & Business Scotland is surveying arts and heritage sector organisations on capacity building needs. 

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Chair of STP, Professor Leigh Sparks, discusses how Scotland’s Improvement Districts are supporting businesses and communities. Originally posted on his blog, Stirling Retail

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Scotland’s High Street Heroes have been honoured for the remarkable ways in which they have helped their communities during the coronavirus crisis.

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The Dunoon High Kirk – Community Redevelopment Project is seeking to hire a freelance fundraiser. 

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Aberdeenshire Council is throwing its weight behind the Scotland Loves Local campaign which encourages shoppers to think local first to support the economy in its recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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As Andy Milne steps down after 18 years as SURF CEO, they now seek an outstanding leader to build on their success and actively promote better understanding and practical cooperation between all regeneration partners, sectors and perspectives.

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Zero Waste Scotland - as part of a wider package of measures aimed at tackling our throwaway society, the Scottish Government has launched a twelve-week public consultation on the introduction of market restrictions on certain single-use plastic items. 

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Ceteris is looking to appoint a high calibre Managing Director to provide leadership at an exciting and challenging time as Clackmannanshire moves into a new post-Covid19 world.

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