Scotland’s High Street Heroes have been honoured for the remarkable ways in which they have helped their communities during the coronavirus crisis.read more
The Dunoon High Kirk – Community Redevelopment Project is seeking to hire a freelance fundraiser.read more
Aberdeenshire Council is throwing its weight behind the Scotland Loves Local campaign which encourages shoppers to think local first to support the economy in its recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.read more
As Andy Milne steps down after 18 years as SURF CEO, they now seek an outstanding leader to build on their success and actively promote better understanding and practical cooperation between all regeneration partners, sectors and perspectives.read more
Ceteris is looking to appoint a high calibre Managing Director to provide leadership at an exciting and challenging time as Clackmannanshire moves into a new post-Covid19 world.read more
The British Retail Consortium is today (18th October) launching a new national advertising campaign calling on the public to start their Christmas shopping earlier to help spread demand during what is traditionally the busiest shopping time of the year.read more
In a new campaign video, released October 2020, small business owners in Melrose and Alloa explain how money spent locally stays in the local economy and spreads benefit throughout the community. Watch here:read more
The Historic Environment Recovery Fund aims to support Scotland’s historic environment sector to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, enabling organisations to remain solvent, safeguard jobs and training opportunities and ensure that historic buildings and sites can re-open to the public. It will also invest in urgent repairs and maintenance, helping to generate work for specialist contractors and the wider heritage economy.read more
Historic Environment Scotland - HES is looking for your views on Talking About Heritage.read more
Scottish Land Commission - The legacy of Scotland’s industrial past means that almost a third of the Scottish population lives within 500 meters of a derelict site. In deprived communities that figure increases to 55%. The amount of land on the Vacant and Derelict Land Register has remained static for years, and the consequences of this for wellbeing are enormous.read more
Following the recent £50 million Town Centre Boost Fund, an additional stimulus of £18 million of capital investment has been allocated to support our town centres. The Town Centre Captail Fund, allocated and distributed with agreement from COSLA Leadership and the Scottish Government has been apportioned to Scotland's Local Authorities.
This resource page will be updated with further information on the Town Centre Capital Fund to support local authorities.read more
More than half of Scots always support shops on their local high street, a new study has found.
And there is growing recognition of the fact that people need to get behind their town centres if businesses in them are to survive the consequences of Covid-19 and thrive beyond the pandemic.
In what has been an unprecedented year for everyone SURF is pleased to announce the 2020 shortlist for our prestigious national awards scheme, which showcases success in responding to regeneration challenges in communities across Scotland. This year pays particular focus to projectsand communities that have come together to support those most in need through current
challenges resulting from the Covid pandemic.
The SURF Awards are delivered each year by SURF, a regeneration forum with over 300 cross-sector member organisations across Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government.