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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Rob Arthur, Director at The Big Picture (Cinema Advisers) Ltd, writes on the topic of cinemas and town centres in Scotland. 

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SURF is delighted to announce the appointment of Euan Leitch as their new Chief Executive. Euan succeeds Andy Milne who is retiring after 18 successful years as CEO of Scotland's Regeneration Forum.

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The outcomes of the prestigious 2020 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration were announced on Thursday 18th February at a rescheduled celebratory virtual presentation event.

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A Shop Local campaign has been helping Dunbartonshire businesses by encouraging local people to shop local, think local and support local enterprises.

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There are a number of digital apps, tools and services that can help support local economic recovery as town centres and high streets cope with Covid-19 restrictions. To assist place managers and business owners seeking to make greater use of digital tools for their towns, Scotland’s Towns Partnership has drawn up an indicative list of place-based digital providers and platforms that are already working with towns, high streets and communities in Scotland. Please scroll down to view.

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Scotland’s Towns Partnership has responded after an independent review group published findings on how the nation’s towns and town centres can be strengthened.

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The group established to look at how Scotland’s towns and town centres can be made stronger has today (3rd February) released its recommendations.

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(SURF) - More than 120 participants joined SURF’s inaugural programme of five regional interactive events focused on COVID learning and future development with an emphasis on attainable, practical resilience.

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(Scottish Government) - More than £25 million is going to disadvantaged and remote communities around Scotland to support regeneration and employment projects.

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(Placeity) - A locally sourced collaboration of businesses and individuals is at the heart of an innovative project that is offering a lifeline to a growing number of places in central Scotland.

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(Sustrans) - In spring 2020, Glasgow City council launched its Spaces for People project in partnership with Sustrans Scotland.

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(Sustrans) - In spring 2020, Glasgow City council launched its Spaces for People project in partnership with Sustrans Scotland.

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(Prostate Cancer UK) - March the Month is a virtual walking challenge everyone can get involved with. 

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(Scottish Government) - Tackling poverty and inequality can be central to Scotland’s recovery from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a new report.

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