Understanding Scottish Places
Understanding Scottish Places is a website to help towns practitioners and communities better understand the function of the towns they live and work in. The platform primarily functions as a diagnostic tool, and beyond that offers the opportunity to compare and contrast data about places across the country.Visit
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Scottish Housing News (21/06/2019) - Planning minister Kevin Stewart said communities will have more say in shaping the future development of their areas after MSPs agreed to a “radical shake-up” of planning laws.read more
A national design competition inviting people to submit innovative ideas for positive change in their town or city neighbourhood is being launched today.read more
In this blog, Joe Hall, founder and Director of Creative Stirling discusses the work of the social enterprise to support creative and cultural development of the city and wider region of Stirlingshire. Currently Creative Stirling project manages the Place Partnership for Stirling, funded by Creative Scotland and Stirling Council.
Joe will speak more on this topic at Scotland’s Towns Tea Party in Edinburgh on Wednesday 19 June. Click here to read more!read more
This blog by Petra Pennington of Deveron Projects describes the role of the arts organisation supporting culture and creativity in the town on Huntly, Aberdeenshire. Petra will speak more on this topic at Scotland’s Towns Tea Party in Edinburgh on Wednesday 19 June. Click here to read more and book a place!
Go Forth Stirling Improvement District are recruiting a part-time projects and office administrator. The post is 20 hours a week, some weekend and evening work required, with salary dependent on experience. Please see full job description below and see the advertisement on Indeed to apply.read more
The Scottish Government, Architecture and Design Scotland and NHS Health Scotland have been working in partnership to develop the Place Standard tool to support the delivery of high quality public places, which can help to reduce health inequalities. The tool will support communities and the public and private sectors to work together to deliver high quality, sustainable places.read more
SURF - The prestigious national 2019 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration were launched last Thursday (6/06/19) by the Scottish Government, at an event held at the Yoker Community Campus, in partnership with the 2018 Youth Employability Award Winners, DRC Youth Project and WorkingRite, and SURF Award category sponsor Skills Development Scotland.read more
This article was written by Chair of STP, Professor Leigh Sparks, and originally published on his blog Stirling Retail. It discusses a summit held on the Future of Shopping Centres in Scotland’s Towns in March 2019, convened by Revo (the new name for British Council of Shopping Centres), Scotland’s Towns Partnership and DWF LLP. The subsequent report from the discussion can be read here.read more
Ever thought of setting up a Film Festival in your community? Or perhaps you’re already running one, but would like to try something completely new.read more
Kirkintilloch Business Improvement District Steering Group have been awarded funding by the Scottish Government to develop a Business Improvement District (BID) in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire. An individual experienced in developing and providing direct support and services to business users is sought to fill this post.read more
This post is based in the Regeneration team within our Economic Growth Service. Reporting to the Team Manager, Regeneration, you will be involved in the development and implementation of physical regeneration projects which will improve town centres within North Ayrshire. For more details see the attached Role Profile at the link below.read more
Scotland's Towns Partnership has submitted its views to the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland. The document has also received endorsement from Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS), and Scotland’s Regeneration Forum (SURF). The submission can be read below.read more