Mark Hepworth, Director of Research and Policy, The Good Economy introduces a new study – Business-led Inclusive Growth in the South of Scotland – which provides evidence and direction for the Scottish Government and the new South of Scotland Enterprise Agency (SOSA). The study was carried out by The Good Economy in partnership with the Ethical Finance Hub.read more
Living Streets Scotland recently ran an innovative programme with Perth and Kinross Council (PKC), testing inclusive approaches to street design and management. The programme is a response of the Council to a significant increase of requests for street improvements and explores ways how to prioritise requests from people with disabilities and walking impairments.read more
Scottish Housing News (21/06/2019) - Planning minister Kevin Stewart said communities will have more say in shaping the future development of their areas after MSPs agreed to a “radical shake-up” of planning laws.read more
A national design competition inviting people to submit innovative ideas for positive change in their town or city neighbourhood is being launched today.read more
In this blog, Joe Hall, founder and Director of Creative Stirling discusses the work of the social enterprise to support creative and cultural development of the city and wider region of Stirlingshire. Currently Creative Stirling project manages the Place Partnership for Stirling, funded by Creative Scotland and Stirling Council.
Joe will speak more on this topic at Scotland’s Towns Tea Party in Edinburgh on Wednesday 19 June. Click here to read more!read more
This blog by Petra Pennington of Deveron Projects describes the role of the arts organisation supporting culture and creativity in the town on Huntly, Aberdeenshire. Petra will speak more on this topic at Scotland’s Towns Tea Party in Edinburgh on Wednesday 19 June. Click here to read more and book a place!
Go Forth Stirling Improvement District are recruiting a part-time projects and office administrator. The post is 20 hours a week, some weekend and evening work required, with salary dependent on experience. Please see full job description below and see the advertisement on Indeed to apply.read more
The Scottish Government, Architecture and Design Scotland and NHS Health Scotland have been working in partnership to develop the Place Standard tool to support the delivery of high quality public places, which can help to reduce health inequalities. The tool will support communities and the public and private sectors to work together to deliver high quality, sustainable places.read more
SURF - The prestigious national 2019 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration were launched last Thursday (6/06/19) by the Scottish Government, at an event held at the Yoker Community Campus, in partnership with the 2018 Youth Employability Award Winners, DRC Youth Project and WorkingRite, and SURF Award category sponsor Skills Development Scotland.read more