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802 Event WiFi brings free WiFi to Milngavie town centre

The gateway town to one of Britain's most iconic long distance walks has opened up to the world thanks to leading UK WiFi expert 802 Event WiFi. From next month, (June 12 -15) Milngavie town centre will offer free WiFi to international visitors, West Highland Way walkers and local shoppers...

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Launch of Scotland's towns series with Sunday Herald

Essay of the week: Dreamscapes: imagining the perfect Scottish town FOR a long time, it has been depressing to visit many of the towns that, historically, formed the bedrock of Scotland's industry and culture; places that, first as a native son and then as the child of economic migrants, I...

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Area’s new tourism bus is dressed for duty!

The Scottish Government-funded bus service to support the Falkirk area’s major tourism drive was officially launched this week at the Falkirk Wheel with the unveiling of its distinctive new bus design. The new hourly bus service, named The Loop, is funded by Transport Scotland and operated by local bus operator...

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Small Business Saturday ‘Small Biz 100’ Opens in June

Applications will open on June 1st for any small business owner interested in being part of this year’s Small Biz 100, the companies around the UK that will be at the forefront of this year’s campaign. Now entering its third year Small Business Saturday is already the UK's most successful...

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Digital Participation in Dumfries and Kirkcaldy

In 2013 the Carnegie UK Trust published the popular report Across the Divide, which examined digital exclusion in Glasgow. This new research, produced in partnership with Ipsos MORI, examines the same issues in Dumfries and Kirkcaldy – looking at the barriers to digital participation and how these can be best addressed.

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A Brighter Future for our Towns and Cities

The Association of Town and City Management (ATCM), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) have engaged in a unique collaboration initiated by The Institute of Economic Development (IED), which has resulted in a new report entitled ‘A brighter future for our towns and cities’.

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Jim Metcalf, Carnegie UK Trust on towns, USP and Future Cities

It's not every day that a taxi driver is so effusive about the street furniture, so I was intrigued to find out what this particular set of Glasgow Southside lights had done to get my cabbie going. It turns out that these are 'smart' lights. To speed things up, they make flash decisions about changing colour based on the volume of cars waiting rather than being simply timed to change on a fixed pattern.

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Village SOS Newsletter May

The latest news from Big Lottery Fund's Village SOS. Village SOS is a campaign for any rural community project that wants support to make something happen. See volunteering and mentoring opportunities along with news on rural communities and the good neighbour schemes.

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Carnegie UK Trust will run the TestTown programme this year

TestTown is the UK and Ireland’s biggest accelerator programme for young entrepreneurs with fresh ideas for rejuvenating our high streets and town centres. You can visit the website www.testtown.org.uk to find out more about 2013 and 2014 activities. This year Carnegie UK Trust will be supporting more towns across the...

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Places of Possibility; Spaces of Opportunity

STP Chair, Professor Leigh Sparks reflects on 'A Day for Towns' which took place in Edinburgh on 13 May. Beginning in the Storytelling Centre STP hosted it's AGM, Towns Tea Party and welcomed Julian Dobson to launch his book "How To Save Our Town Centres" for this first time in...

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