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Scotland's Towns Partnership has submitted its views to the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland. The document has also received endorsement from Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS), and Scotland’s Regeneration Forum (SURF). The submission can be read below. 

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COULD YOU HELP SUPPORT GROUPS TRYING TO FIND SUSTAINABLE NEW USES FOR HISTORIC BUILDINGS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES WITH ADVICE, GRANTS AND SOCIAL INVESTMENT?

The AHF has secured funding from Historic Environment Scotland to increase its capacity to deliver projects in Scotland through employing a new Scotland Support Officer. 

 

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Scottish Government - Community groups and projects can now apply to the new £11.5 million Investing in Communities Fund to tackle disadvantage, poverty and inequality.

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A new website has been launched bringing together key information and evidence relating to walking, pedestrians, and active travel in Scotland. 

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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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