To support the delivery of North Lanarkshire Council’s ‘Ambition Plan’ for physical regeneration and growth, we are seeking to appoint a Project Development Manager as part of the new Growth Team within Enterprise and Housing Resources.read more
Welcome to Scotland’s Towns Partnership’s latest e-bulletin. Please see below for: (i) invitations to get involved in our MSP Connectors Programme and FutureTown Design Competition, (ii) notices of latest job opportunities, news and events, and (iii) our town photo of the month, of Selkirk market place.read more
Working with Glasgow Kelvin College, Digital Skills Scotland are offering a fully funded digital skills course. The online course is free, and all Scottish residents aged over 16 and businesses are eligible.
Need up to £4000 funding for a project that benefits the community?read more
The Great British High Street (GBHS) Awards are an exciting opportunity for councils, businesses, community groups and volunteers to learn from the leading examples of the ways in which high streets are succeeding in overcoming the challenges of a rapidly changing environment.read more
Scottish Government – The Scottish Government and COSLA have jointly launched a Local Governance Review, which will ensure local communities have more say about how public services in their area are run.read more
Dunoon Presents (PA23BID) Business Improvement District requires a Manager to lead in the development of Dunoon BID, which encompasses Dunoon, Kirn and Sandbank.read more
23/07/18 - STP Chief Officer Phil Prentice was interviewed yesterday as part of a BBC GMS investigation into the future of Scotland’s town centres. The feature discussed that while online shopping, changing consumer habits and the financial crisis have changed retail conditions, there are many opportunities to create new uses and services in town centres, as well as promote greater community involvement in shaping local urban environments.read more
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History and heritage embody the beautiful country of Scotland. Notorious for its ancient cities and municipalities, brownstone buildings, tartan and bagpipes. But it’s not just the well-known locations such as Edinburgh, the iconic Inverness and the usual Scottish stereotypes that you should explore and indulge in when visiting Caledonia. Scotland is home to over 7000 charming, picturesque and historic towns and villages that each have their own individualities and offerings which make them so special in their own rights. Coastline communities with cute harbours, small villages tucked at the foot of crags, towns enclosed by lush fauna and flora, Scotland has everything to offer.read more
The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership have published their annual report for the year from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018.
The aim for the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) is to encourage private sector empty properties back into
use. They do this in a number of ways: offering advice to individual owners; supporting a network of empty homes
practitioners in councils and other bodies; and developing policy and practice ideas.
Over the last year, the Partnership has overseen 742 homes brought back into use, bringing the total to 3216 since the
Partnership was set up in 2010-11.
The second Grimsey Review on Town Centres has been published today (4 July) with a series of 25 key recommendations to reshape the UK's High Streets.
Scotland's Towns Partnership heard from two of the authors, Bill Grimsey, ex-CEO of Wickes, Iceland and Focus DIY and Author of 'Sold Out: Who Really Killed the High Street' and Matthew Hopkinson, co-founder, Didobi, at our recent Towns Tea Party and Annual General Meeting in Edinburgh on 25 June.read more
A national design competition inviting people to submit innovative ideas for positive change in their town or city neighbourhood has been launched today.read more
Zero Waste Scotland - Communities will be able to bid for a share of up to £500,000 from Zero Waste Scotland to reduce single-use plastics that blight their areas.read more
Zero Waste Scotland - The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.read more