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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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Innovate UK is to invest up to £9 million in collaborative research and development to stimulate innovation in integrated transport solutions for local authorities.

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This conference will explore the challenges and opportunities for Scotland’s cities and regions in a globally competitive smart economy. It will look at how we both compete and collaborate with city regions in the rest of the UK and beyond and will focus on how Scotland's city regions can leverage old strengths and new opportunities to be dynamic creators of wealth and innovation into the future.

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Phil Prentice, STP Chief Officer speaks to Kate Shannon, Holyrood Magazine.

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The Carnegie UK Trust and Fields in Trust are today launching our new #FieldFinders campaign to find the UK?s lost playing fields. We hope that you will be able to help.

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