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Community ownership is alive and kicking as the people of Muir of Ord in Inverness celebrate a Growing Community Assets award. 

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Scheme capable of powering 280 homes and reducing island’s carbon footprint by 450 tonnes

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Levenmouth Community Energy Project receives £4 million from the Scottish Government’s recent allocation of the Local Energy Challenge Fund.  The project is a partnership between Bright Green Hydrogen Ltd, Fife Council, Toshiba, Leven Valley Development Trust; Fife College; BOC (for hydrogen transport); Green Business Fife; Community Energy Scotland; and the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA).

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The Glasgow STEP UP team is holding a training workshop on Monday 20th April 2015. The session will introduce two key tools that can assist local authorities in different aspects of sustainable city planning

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North Ayrshire Council and East Renfrewshire Council have been recognised in the COSLA excellence awards for sustainability projects.

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The Association of Town and City Management is the largest town and city membership organisation in Europe. They have a number of valuable reports, support programmes, events, guides and toolkits, some of which are free and open access. Check out their 10 Step Guide or read the Manifesto for Town and City Centres.

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Our towns are made up primarily of small businesses and the Federation is the key membership and lobbying body. FSB works closely with STP and has valuable research and reports.

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Kantar Worldpanel provide leading consumer panel and shopper insight information as well as trend data and marketing reporting and analysis.

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The Local Data Company is a leading retail location data insight provider. They provide detailed reports on openings and closures, vacancy data and provide gap analysis amongst a host of other valuable services.

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The Scottish Retail Consortium is the trade association for the retail sector. In partnership with KMPG they produce the Scottish Retail Sales Monitor. SRC lobby on behalf of Scottish retailers and provide valuable economic evidence and key facts.

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Springboard offer retail intelligence and insight. They also have milestone and benchmarking along with a host of valuable data gathering services, reporting and analysis.

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Fraserburgh and the surrounding area in the North East Scotland is a predominately fishing dependent economy. In 2009, following the end of a public sector programme to regenerate the town, the residents came together to take over the responsibility for the regeneration of the area and the trust was born.

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Residents in Portobello, Edinburgh, established PEDAL (Portobello Transition Town) in late 2005 in order to celebrate the community’s victory in a long campaign against a planning application for a new supermarket.

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Engaging Communities through Design!

The Neilston Paradigm. An outstanding example.
Neilston is known as a former mill town on the western edge of Barrhead in Scotland. The town is proud for its significant textile and several related industries of the last century, however today heavy industry has died out and Neilston’s population barely reaches 5,000.

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Your annual business rates increase has been confirmed, following The Scottish Parliament’s announcement that the new Uniform Business Rate (UBR) for non-domestic properties is rising to 48p for 2015/16.

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