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Planning (Scotland) Bill Passed as MSPs Back ‘Radical’ Reforms

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.

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FutureTown Design Competition 2019 Opens: Share Your Ideas for the Future of Your Community!

A national design competition inviting people to submit innovative ideas for positive change in their town or city neighbourhood is being launched today.

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Creative Stirling Blog: Supporting Creative and Cultural Development in Stirlingshire

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...

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Think Global, Act Local: The Role of Deveron Projects Promoting Arts and Creativity in Huntly

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...

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Job Opportunity: Projects and Office Administrator, Go Forth Stirling

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.  

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Place Standard: New Learning Resource and Case Studies

Designed to support communities, public, private and third sectors, to work efficiently together, the Place Standard provides a framework to assess the quality of a place.

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2019 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration Launched

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...

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"Smarter Choices, Smarter Places" Sustainable Travel Fund Now Open

By Paths for All - A £2 million fund to increase walking, cycling and sustainable travel in Scotland is open.

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STP Chair Leigh Sparks: The Future of Shopping Centres in Scotland’s Towns

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...

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Local Film Festival Challenge Fund Open for Applications: Closes 1 July 2019

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.

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