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Do Rural and Urban Scotland need each other?

The latest blog from STP Chair, Leigh Sparks which asks; Do Rural and Urban Scotland need each other?

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Calls for government action 'at all levels' after another rise in empty shops on the high street

Scotland's retailers have called for action from “government at all levels” after new figures showed a drop in shoppers and a rise in the number of vacant shops in town centres. Research by the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) found 10.6 per cent of shops were vacant last month – up...

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Latest news from EDAS - August

Latest news from the Economic Development Association Scotland.

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SURF's August e-bulletin

This month: book a free place at the SURF 2015 Annual Conference; 2016 Manifesto for Community Regeneration; nominate a project for the 2015 SURF Awards; and get something useful out of the latest regeneration news.

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Funding to boost free Wi-Fi in public spaces

£1.5 million announced to boost free Wi-Fi in public spacesAdditional funding is being made available to extend Wi-Fi in Scotland’s libraries, as part of the public wireless programme, it was announced today (11/08/2015).  The £1.5 million funding for 2015/16 is part of the Scottish Government’s wider drive to enhance digital...

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Paisley launches bid for £80,000 a year executive to head City of Culture bid

A SEARCH has been launched for a highly paid executive to head up Paisley's bid to be named UK City of Culture in 2021. Renfrewshire Council are recruiting a project director to oversee the process on an annual salary of up to £84,000.

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MP visits Dumbarton employability hub

Ian Murray and Jackie Baillie MSP visited the new West Employability Hub on Dumbarton’s High Street which opened last year.

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MSP backs Barrhead’s town centre ambitions

MSP Hugh Henry was left in no doubt about the enthusiasm and determination of the people who are currently involved in a project that aims to drive the local economy to new heights.

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Tourism BIDS – working together to create a compelling destination

Graeme Ambrose spoke at our Midsummer Conference, recounting his journey as Chief Executive of the VisitInvernessLochNess, Scotland’s first tourism BID.

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West Kilbride's bid for £50,000 prize

The town’s Initiative group have applied for the Village Great British High Street award, in recognition of their team efforts to revitalise the area.

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