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Come along to network with STP and other town stakeholders over tea and cake, and hear about the latest developments and opportunities for Scotland’s towns and city neighbourhoods.

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Scottish Government - Communities will be able to decide how best they can tackle poverty and inequalities in their own area backed by a £20 million fund.

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Social Enterprise Scotland - We are delighted to announce the launch of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2018!

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Over £90 million is to be invested in Stirling and Clackmannanshire through an ambitious UK City Region Deal which aims to use infrastructure to drive economic growth across the region.

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The Minister for Transport and The Islands, Humza Yousaf, announced the new Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund at this year’s Active Travel Conference in Perth.

The Open Fund was announced as an exciting expansion of Paths for All’s existing SCSP programme, which has enabled Scottish local authorities to implement active and sustainable travel behaviour change programmes over the past 4 years.

This new £2million funding will be available for public, community and third sector organisations that want to change people’s everyday travel behaviour. The grants will be between £5000 and £50,000 and will require to be match funded.

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Essential Edinburgh - An overwhelming majority of city centre businesses have voted to support the area’s successful Business Improvement District – with a whopping 91% backing the five-year plan put forward by the BID company Essential Edinburgh.

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Architecture & Design Scotland asked Phil Prentice, Chief Officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, to outline his thoughts about town centre living and the opportunities of creating flexible and caring housing reflecting our demographic changes.

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A campaign to raise awareness about a disease which kills almost 1000 men a year in Scotland is being launched in betting shops across the country.

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Transport Scotland has undertaken a full analysis of the 663 responses to the ‘Improving Parking in Scotland’ public consultation, which was held over the summer of 2017. This sought views on how to address the issues of pavement parking, as well as exploring how best to manage disabled parking provision in Scotland.

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Aberdeenshire Council are looking for a regeneration executive to manage the regeneration plans for Banff and Macduff with a special interest in sector development in particular to the digital and food and drink industry.

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The Scottish Government is now accepting applications for a further round of Regeneration Capital Grant Funding. The fund seeks projects that will be ready to deliver and have a start date during 2019/20. 

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The Herald newspaper has published a feature on how Aberdeen and the North-East of Scotland are seeking to diversity following the oil down-turn, including by developing tourism, food, drink and agriculture.

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Community Land Scotland is recruiting an Urban Development Officer to take forward its community landownership work in urban communities.

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Towns need a cocktail of measures to breathe life into unloved buildings and spaces. From empty churches, to derelict buildings, disused land or empty banks; how do we tackle the difficult stuff in towns? This month, we’re doing just that!

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RSPB Scotland – The Nature of Scotland Awards celebrate and recognise the best of conservation in Scotland.

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