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Barrhead bid group roll out the welcome mat

Labour MSP Hugh Henry will drop into town tomorrow (Thursday) as part of a campaign by a body known as Scotland’s Town Partnership that aims to connect Scottish MSPs with Scotland’s towns.

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The potential of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill to strengthen community planning

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill was finally passed by the Scottish Parliament after a debate and vote on June 17. In this article we look at the background to the Bill, the reforms that it proposes and its potential to strengthen community planning.

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Is the night-time economy waking up our town centres?

With the extent of town centre decline in recent years, the potential of the night-time economy in the UK has arguably never been more important. Earlier this year, a new industry organisation launched to highlight the importance of nightlife to the economy – the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA). And towns and...

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Festival to showcase Scotland’s architecture

£400,000 funding for Festival of Architecture. Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has announced £400,000 of funding to support the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Festival of Architecture.

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SCOTTISH AWARDS FOR QUALITY IN PLANNING 2015

A total of 42 applications were received this year and each application will now be considered by an independent panel of judges (Allan Lundmark, Nikola Miller and Kevin Murray). Planning Aid Scotland will assist in the judging of the Community Involvement category. The 29 successfully shortlisted will be invited to attend an interview or...

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Chapelton community puts down roots

Residents of Scotland’s largest new town, Chapelton, have marked their arrival by planting more than 500 trees, sowing the seeds of a new woodland five miles from the edge of Aberdeen.

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Consultation: Vacant Non Household Water and Sewerage Charges

Ministers recently launched a consultation on charging vacant non-household properties for water and sewerage services. This consultation paper seeks views from customers, licensed providers who provide retail services and other stakeholders on aspects of vacant property charging - in particular:

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East Lothian bids to become national food and drink destination

A ground breaking scheme is under way to transform a section of Scotland's east coast into a national food and drink destination. Over 120 firms and organisations in East Lothian are being invited to come together for what is being billed as a European first and create a business improvement...

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Scotland's Towns Series - #Paisley

Next in the Scotland's towns series with Sunday Herald the following articles focus on Paisley and it's rich heritage and drive for success.  Feel free to browse and let us know your thoughts on Twitter or on the Towns Forum. 

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Rail company plans to connect Galloway towns

A programme has been launched by ScotRail provider Abellio encompassing Wigtown and Castle Douglas in a bid to imrpove connectivity between Scotland’s towns.

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