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Cash prize up for grabs for the nation’s best high streets!

The Great British High Street Competition 2015 is now open so make sure you get your entries in!  Following the huge success of the 2014 Awards, we are once again looking for the nation’s best high streets. 

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Scottish Government ‘on track’ to meet 2016 affordable homes target

The Scottish Government is ahead of its five-year target to deliver 30,000 affordable homes by March 2016, despite a decrease in the number of social sector homes being built. New statistics have revealed that a total of 3,353 social sector homes were completed in the year to end December, a...

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Don't miss out on interest free loans of £1k to £100k

The Resource Efficient Scotland SME Loan scheme has now opened for new applications. Funded by the Scottish Government, the loan could help you reduce your business’s overhead costs through improved energy, material resource and/or water efficiency.

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Town Centres First! MSP call to support summer campaign

Margaret McCulloch MSP, Convener for the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres, is encouraging fellow MSPs to follow her lead and visit their towns as part of a summer campaign led by the Group and the go-to body for towns, Scotland’s Towns Partnership. The campaign, ‘Connecting...

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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.


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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