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Walkipedia brings together the key sources of information and evidence relating to walking, pedestrians, and active travel and to highlight some of the main points from these sources.

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Event Scotland - A kickboxing competition; the World Coastal Rowing Championship; a brand-new music festival celebrating the very best of The Highlands; and a special anniversary for a significant Scottish landmark are just some of the events which will benefit from a share of £143,500 from EventScotland’s National Events Programme Fund.

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A&DS - The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Ms Hyslop, has announced the appointment of four new members of the Architecture and Design Scotland board. Following a recruitment process the A&DS Board will be joined by Angela Bonney, Daisy Narayanan, Bruce Ross and Alistair Scott.

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BT - Aberdeen has become the second city in Scotland to benefit from the free InLink from BT service, offering residents, visitors and shoppers the fastest free public wi-Fi in the UK, free calls to landlines and mobiles, free mobile charging points plus a range of digital services, including local council and community information.

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Discover Lanark BID is seeking a self-starting, motivated experienced individual, with the ability to manage the delivery of the Discover Lanark BID 5-year business plan through projects and initiatives aligned with the four key themes for improvement.

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Historic Environment Scotland has published its new Historic Environment Policy for Scotland (HEPS) to help guide and inform decision-makers such as local authorities and asset owners. This policy has been in development for a number of years, with public and sector wide engagement.

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Scottish Parliament - Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee is set to explore the impact of a Bill which aims to reform non-domestic rates in Scotland.

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Places are going fast for our upcoming events tailored to those who support towns, communities and improvement districts across Scotland. Check out full details below and book today to avoid disappointment! 

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The disabled access charity Euan’s Guide is appealing to the general public to help it make disabled toilets safer. As featured on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show, the charity is printing thousands of life-saving postcards to stop people from tucking away the red cord in disabled loos.

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On Tuesday 26 March 2019 the Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres hosted its Annual Parliamentary Reception in celebration of Scotland's small and rural towns. You can now read the event report containing photos, Twitter highlights and key points from the evening.

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RSS is ooking to appoint a new, part-time, member of the team to work with the rest of the RSS team to support the delivery of both the Screen Machine service and the development programme. This is an opportunity to join a tight and focused team who are working together to enable as many people as possible to enjoy film and cinema experiences where they live.

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Leigh Sparks, Professor of Retail Studies at the University of Stirling and Chair of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, suggests how we can learn from recent experience to make the most of the Scottish Government’s £50m Town Centre Boost Fund. Originally published on Stirling Retail.

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The Community Development Alliance Scotland (CDAS) has published a special bulletin on place-based policy approaches to community regeneration and development, and the different resources, support and initiatives available around this agenda.

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Phil Prentice, Scotland’s Towns Partnership Chief Executive, has said that small and rural towns must be a key part of any future economic strategy.

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