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SCDI - a new report launched today (February 28th) champions the opportunities Scotland’s people and businesses have to harness the potential provided by Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and data.

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Phil Prentice, Chief Officer at Scotland’s Towns Partnership and National Programme Director for Scotland’s Improvement Districts, says that the spending of the new £50 million Scottish Government town centre fund can learn lessons from the last fund of its kind, in 2009. Article originally published on Common Space.

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Scotland's Towns Partnership's Chair, Professor Leigh Sparks, and Chief Officer, Phil Prentice, have responded to a report from the housing, communities and local government committee at Westminster on towns policy in England. 

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Scotland’s national walking charity Paths for All is calling on employers across Scotland to take steps to improve the health of their workforce.

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Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants are now open for not for profit organisations to apply for £25,000 for projects that bring significant benefit to communities.

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An exciting position has been created with Falkirk Council’s Growth and Investment Unit to lead on the development and delivery of the Council’s ‘Investment Zone’ initiative to secure a Growth Deal for the Falkirk area.

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The Scottish Coworking Network is a project by the Scottish Library and Information Council to establish a network of coworking hubs within public libraries across Scotland.

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Scotland’s Improvement Districts has produced a wide range of resources and opportunities to increase awareness of Business Improvement Districts and support those already working across Scotland. We also host useful resources by third party organisations.

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On Tuesday 5 February 2019 the Chair of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, Professor Leigh Sparks, was interviewed on BBC Good Morning Scotland. The discussion focused on the future of Scotland’s towns and high streets in the face of pressures on retail and other challenging trends for towns. Matt Baker of the Midsteeple Quarter initiative in Dumfries also took part in the feature.

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National Lottery Heritage Fund - A major devolution of decision-making across the whole of the UK is at the heart of new plans to distribute more than £1billion of National Lottery money to the UK’s heritage over the next five years.

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Walking charity Living Streets has put together some new campaign tools to help support efforts to make pavements safe and clear in your area.

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Stornoway BID Steering Group has attracted funding from the Scottish Government and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to promote and progress the development of a Business Improvement District (BID) for Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.

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Walking charity Living Streets has put together some new campaign tools to help support efforts to make pavements safe and clear in your area.

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Assoiation of British Bookmakers Scotland (ABB) - A campaign to raise awareness of prostate cancer by targeting men in betting shops has reached thousands of men and generated tens of thousands of pounds for leading men’s health charity, Prostate Cancer UK, to fund life-saving research.

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Better ‘Plaice’ Making – it’s a relatively new concept being bandied about a lot, so beware of the shapeshifters, and do we really understand what it is? STP Chief Officer Phil Prentice discusses the meaning of the ‘place-principle’ and how it can be applied to place-making in Scotland’s communities.

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