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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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Fairer Fife Commission call for evidence

A call for evidence to seek views of those with an interest or experience in alleviating poverty. Click through for more information and to submit your piece.

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Do we really value our HighStreets or are they simply past their sell-by date?

Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) has commisioned a mirco version of the High Street exhibition to make it more accessible for smaller venues. The High Street touring exhibition showed the Scottish High Street’s evolution, our changing shops and shopping habits, and the impact this has had today.

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Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal: Business Improvement Districts and Town Centre Management

STP Chief Officer, Phil Prentice and Ian Davison Porter, BIDs Scotland Director highlight the effectiveness of town centre management strategies and the Business Improvement District Model considering community empowerment and the evolution of these strategies.

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National Towns Portal and Town Centre Toolkit Launch

STP website relaunch with new and improved towns tools, resources and supports including the new Town Centre Toolkit which looks to provide communities with information on how they can make their town more attractive, active and accessible.

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Making the most of town centres

The Scottish Government's news portal has coverage and quotes from industry experts on the newly launched Town Centre Toolkit, available on our website.

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When Key Partners Link Up Together To Try and Rejuvinate City Centres

Mike Smith, BID manager, Inverness BID reviews David Downie, International Downtown Association's presentation at the BIDs Scotland Gathering.

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