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Deadline Extended: GB High Street Awards

Great British High Street Awards extended until 1st September 2015 in light of a fantastic new prize from Google.  Internet giant Google join the hunt for Britain’s best high streets.  

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Small Business Saturday applications now open

Small Biz 100 applications are now openApplications for our Small Biz 100 opened on 1st June. We have already heard from many passionate small businesses who are taking advantage of this free opportunity to be at the forefront of the 2015 campaign and gain valuable exposure.

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Glasgow city council opens public consultation on city resilience

Glasgow City Council is launching a conversation with Glaswegians to help develop a long-term plan to allow the city to recover from major catastrophes and the chronic stresses faced by a 21st century urban area. It is hoped the draft document - Our Resilient Glasgow Conversation - will help the...

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Latest News from BIG Lottery Fund

Latest news from BIG Lottery Fund Scotland including 5 year of Investing in Communities programme and Funding Plans for 2015 - 2020. 

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Latest News from EDAS

Latest news from EDAS including information on the Innovation and Prosperity for Scotland Conference, the Route Map for Common Ambition and economic development news and events. 

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Town Centre Empty Homes Fund Open

A new £4 million fund will help bring abandoned homes and empty high street spaces back to life, Housing Minister Margaret Burgess announced today. The Scottish Government’s Town Centre Empty Homes Fund will help revamp empty homes and convert derelict commercial spaces into new affordable homes. Registered social landlords and...

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An Overview of the Scotland's towns series with Sunday Herald

With most of the population of Scotland living in towns, it is time to shift the focus on to their potential, writes Dominic RyanLike stepping stones of civilization across the beautiful wildness that is Scotland, our towns are key pointers to the economic prosperity and societal wellbeing of the entire...

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Partnership between town and gown is a real winner

The University of the West of Scotland has transformed Ayr, writes Ken Mann Few towns in Scotland can boast a fresh investment of £81 million in higher education facilities. In Ayr, University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is the institution responsible for just that.

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Alex Neil MSP Sunday Herald Piece

The Scottish Government and its partners appreciate role of towns. By Alex Neil MSP Town centres are at the heart of Scotland's economic and social fabric. They offer opportunities for local businesses to thrive, create jobs and strengthen the area's economy. The Scottish Government is doing all it can to...

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Innovation thrives in a happy town

Positive people drive recovery, says Dr Robert Crawford I recently attended a conference on innovation co-sponsored by the Economic Development Association Scotland (EDAS) and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) - probably the UK's leading think-tank on innovation. Featuring a host of inspiring speakers from home...

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