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BID Steering Group to host MSP visit to Barrhead Town Centre

Barrhead Town Centre will receive a visit from Hugh Henry MSP on Thursday 30th July 2015 as part of a campaign to connect Scottish MSP’s with Scotland’s towns. The Barrhead Business Improvement District’s Steering Group will host the visit which has been initiated by Scotland’s Towns Partnership. The campaign encourages...

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Retail gap widens between Scotland and UK

SCOTLAND’S high streets are under pressure, new figures suggest, with ­industry bosses warning of a “significant” gap emerging between consumer confidence north and south of the ­Border.

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Bid to create community garden off Dunbar High Street

The 1.5-hectare site, to the rear of 72-88 High Street, would be transformed into a community garden to “provide opportunities for horticultural, hospitality and basic skills training, community growing facilities” and a space for holding occasional community markets.

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Three In Bloom groups hoping their efforts will bear fruit

JUDGES will be walking the streets of three East Lothian towns in the coming weeks to determine if hard-working volunteers’ green-fingered efforts are enough to strike gold.

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Wind farm subsidy axe to cost Scots councils £44m

Scottish councils could lose out on £44 million of scarce income under UK government plans to scrap subsidies for wind farms.

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A view from the breadline; Cumbernauld vital foodbanks

ACCORDING to data from the latest Scottish census, Cumbernauld has some 52,270 residents living in around 22,105 households, and despite 71 per cent of homes in the town being owner-occupied, and 52.5% of Cumbernauld residents declaring themselves to be in ‘very good’ health, during the last census, the town is...

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BID Project Manager for Queensferry Ambition

BID Project Manager for Queensferry Ambition Queensferry Ambition Business Improvement District (BID) requires a Manager to lead the team in the continued development of South Queensferry. Queensferry Ambition represents the interests of all local businesses and organisations within the town centre. As one of Scotland's most successful BID's consistently developing...

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Holyrood Happenings by Dennis Robertson, MSP

We are already two weeks into our Parliamentary recess, and I have been enjoying the fantastic weather which I have been experiencing while out and about across the constituency.

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TestTown 2015 Programme Announced

Last week we announced the programme for TestTown 2015.  This year we are supporting ten towns across the UK and Ireland to design and deliver local activities that are appropriate for each community.  The ten towns selected will be running their TestTown activities between July and December 2015 and winners from each...

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Government Announces Additional £90 Million Investment in Coastal Towns

The Government has announced that the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) is being extended to 2020/21, with a minimum further investment of £90 million, intended to unlock the potential of communities around Britain's coastlines.

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