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£1m Scotland Loves Local Fund Open for Applications

A new £1 million Scotland Loves Local Fund will provide grants of between £500 and £5,000 to hundreds of local projects to promote town centre and locally-based online businesses.

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SURF Seeks New Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Have Your Say: Consultation on Restrictions to Single-Use Plastics

Zero Waste Scotland - as part of a wider package of measures aimed at tackling our throwaway society, the Scottish Government has launched a twelve-week public consultation on the introduction of market restrictions on certain single-use plastic items. 

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Job Opportunity: Managing Director at Ceteris

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.

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New Scotland Loves Local Video: Small Business Owners Explain How Spending Locally Benefits the Community

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:

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£2.6m Historic Environment Recovery Fund Opens

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,...

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Historic Environment Scotland Consultation: Talking About Heritage

Historic Environment Scotland - HES is looking for your views on Talking About Heritage.

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Scotland's Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce Publishes Recommendations

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,...

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Most Scots shoppers put their local high streets first

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...

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2020 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration Shortlist Revealed

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...

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