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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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STP Chair, Professor Leigh Sparks on CBC radio

Listen to Professor Leigh Sparks, STP Chair and Head of Retail Studies at University of Stirling as he shares the Scotland's towns' story with CBC Radio in Nova Scotia, Canada. Speaking to CBC Radio Leigh Sparks highlights the work currently taking place in Scotland to regenerate town centres, identifying the...

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Resource Efficient Scotland Implementation Fund

The Resource Efficient Scotland Programme, delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, is offering funding support during 2015/16 to support Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s) and third sector organisations who wish to implement resource efficiency improvements within their organisations.

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Inverness BID drive down parking charges

Rose Street Parking Price Restructure Community Services have listened to concerns raised by Members, businesses and by members of the public about the Rose Street parking charges introduced on 1 April. There were particular concerns about the cost of long stay parking.  Officers have recognised these difficulties and have taken...

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