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Weekly wins bid to make village Scotland’s newest town

A weekly newspaper has won its battle to get town status for an area of its patch. The Wishaw Press had been campaigning for Shotts to be recognised as a town for two months. North Lanarkshire Council has now agreed to the new designation for Shotts, previously a village, making it Scotland’s...

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Highland Festival brings Scotland, the country, to Scotland, the town

What: To experience Scottish culture this weekend, you won’t even need to leave the state, let alone the country. Throw on your kilt and head over to the 28th annual Highland Festival from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Waldo Homestead in the Quiet Corner town of Scotland. Fun...

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Scotland’s Business Improvement Districts: Promoting Economic Growth and Community Engagement

The Centre for Scottish Public Policy (CSPP) features the work that Business Improvement Districts have been doing to support local economic growth and community engagement across Scotland. There has been much debate in recent years on how Scotland can best adapt to changing circumstances in order to guarantee prosperity, fairness...

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Urban Realm begins hunt for Scotland’s top architects

Urban Realm has begun the process of collating our annual New Year’s honours list with a hunt for your nominations for our top 100 architect’s poll.As the year draws to a close we will once again assess the state of play in Scotland’s architecture community with the return of our annual...

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Stranraer Gateway opens up town’s waterfront

AHR have unveiled the first in a series of new gateway pavilions on the outskirts of Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, designed to help revitalise the seaside town following the relocation of its ferry terminal to nearby Cairnryan.The cantilevered pavilion sits next to a revitalised café on the shores of Loch...

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Bookings for Scotland's Towns Conference 2015 now open

Bookings are now open for the Scotland’s Towns Conference 2015 and we can’t wait to see you in Falkirk this year!  As part of Scotland's Towns Week (16 - 22 November) and in partnership with Falkirk Council, the Conference will take place in Falkirk's Town Hall on 18th November 2015.  Join us for an...

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STP October Newsletter

Can you imagine the high streets of the future? Do you have a good idea for the future of Scotland’s high streets?Scotland’s Towns Week’s (16 – 22 November) FutureTown Gallery needs your ideas! We want your ideas to contribute to a space for a possible high street in STP’s FutureTown. Get creative and sketch or...

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Blog from Lesley Fraser, Housing, Regeneration and Welfare Director, Scottish Government

Blog from Lesley Fraser, Housing, Regeneration and Welfare Director, Scottish Government

It’s been some time since we updated you on what has happened since the Scottish Housing Event at Murrayfield on 18 November 2014...

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Nationwide redevelopment of surplus land and buildings

Hundreds of affordable homes being built on redundant public sector sites. Former publicly-owned land and buildings across Scotland, including hospitals, prisons and police stations, are being redeveloped to allow hundreds of affordable homes to be built.

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Spokes away for Great Glen Cycleway

The completion of the Great Glen Cycleway upgrade has been celebrated by Transport Minister Derek Mackay in Inverness today with the help of some local school children from Crown Primary School.

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