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Town centres get lottery funding to boost economy

More than £5.5m has been earmarked to restore historic streets and buildings in three town centres.

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Community Links Programme

Sustrans Scotland‘s Community Links Programme provides grant funding to local authorities, statutory bodies and educational institutions for the creation of cycle network infrastructure for everyday journeys. It has been running since 2010 and has funded over 400 projects to date. The programme is funded through the Transport Scotland team within...

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£4 million to transform empty properties

New fund to help town centre regeneration. Empty shops and properties which are blighting Scotland’s town centres could be transformed into affordable housing thanks to a new £4 million fund.

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Dunfermline Dishes Up the Visitor Experience

Dining out in Dunfermline is one of the most popular reasons for visiting the city and a third of visitors to the city centre are from outside Fife. These are the findings of a survey undertaken by BID company, Dunfermline Delivers.

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The National Review of Town Centres Report

The report includes a number of proposals  advocated by Scotland's Towns Partnership to help breathe new life into town centres. 

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Retailing in Scotland’s Towns and Cities II

Just prior to Christmas we launched our joint report with the Local Data Company on Scotland's towns and cities and their retail structure. Details from then can be found here. I stated then that I would return to the topic and provide further commentary and details. In the early days...

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Good News - Rise in Scottish Retail Sales

Official statistics published today show that the value of retail sales in Scotland grew by 2.5 per cent over the last 12 months while the volume of retails sales rose by two per cent.

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RICS Launches New Small Business Lease

RICS Scotland has launched a new small business retail lease aimed at new and independent retailers in order to stimulate the letting of vacant high street space.

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Plook on the Plinth Award

Nominations for the most dismal town in Scotland, want to vote? Or just want to see who's nominated? Click here to make sure it's not your town!

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Professor Leigh Sparks - Made in Stirling

Professor Leigh Sparks' thoughts on Stirling's, Made in Stirling. 

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