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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.


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.


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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The Changing Face of Scotland's Towns

The Spring Edition of the Scottish Planner includes and interview with STP Chief Officer, Phil Prentice around the role of STP. 

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Isle of Mull’s first community hydroelectricity scheme at Garmony goes ahead with REIF & Charity Bank loan

Scheme capable of powering 280 homes and reducing island’s carbon footprint by 450 tonnes

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Levenmouth Community Energy Project recieves £4m funding

Levenmouth Community Energy Project receives £4 million from the Scottish Government’s recent allocation of the Local Energy Challenge Fund.  The project is a partnership between Bright Green Hydrogen Ltd, Fife Council, Toshiba, Leven Valley Development Trust; Fife College; BOC (for hydrogen transport); Green Business Fife; Community Energy Scotland; and the...

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STEP UP Glasgow hosts workshop on Sustainable City Planning

The Glasgow STEP UP team is holding a training workshop on Monday 20th April 2015. The session will introduce two key tools that can assist local authorities in different aspects of sustainable city planning

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COSLA Awards recognise sustainability work at Local Authorities

North Ayrshire Council and East Renfrewshire Council have been recognised in the COSLA excellence awards for sustainability projects.

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Scotland's Business Rates Increase Confirmed

Your annual business rates increase has been confirmed, following The Scottish Parliament’s announcement that the new Uniform Business Rate (UBR) for non-domestic properties is rising to 48p for 2015/16.

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