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STP Chief Officer Blog: Better Place-Making

Better ‘Plaice’ Making – it’s a relatively new concept being bandied about a lot, so beware of the shapeshifters, and do we really understand what it is? STP Chief Officer Phil Prentice discusses the meaning of the ‘place-principle’ and how it can be applied to place-making in Scotland’s communities.

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Blog Article: Do You Believe There Is No Place Like Home?

This is a blog article written by Christie Frail, a pupil at St. Mungo’s High School, about changes in her hometown of Falkirk. She recently undertook a work placement with Ross Martin, advisor to the Scottish Government on Regional Economies.

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It's All About the Internet - Take Part in the Cyber Resilience Survey

Youthlink Scotland is developing resources around ‘cyber resilience’ - this means people are better able to think about and protect themselves from risks online. They want to hear from you to inform the development of the resources.

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FSB: Use Town Centre Funding to Drive High Street Renaissance

A Scottish high street renaissance could be around the corner if new Scottish Government funding is complemented with local business and public sector support, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Following FSB campaigning, the Scottish Government has pledged £50million for high streets in their draft budget, which will...

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‘Creating Better Towns’ Free Aide-Memoire Published

Data firm Didobi has created a free, simple aide-memoire for Councils and stakeholders in towns that identifies and clearly defines best practice, methodologies and the key ingredient for Creating Better Towns. This also draws upon the experience of towns support in Scotland.

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Season’s Greetings, Latest News and 2018 Highlights from Scotland’s Towns Partnership

Welcome to the December 2018 bulletin from Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Scotland's Improvement Districts. We would like to wish you a wonderful winter break and a positive start to supporting Scotland's communities in 2019!

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Scotland’s Towns Partnership welcomes £50m towns fund in Scottish Budget ahead of Christmas

The Chief Officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, Phil Prentice, has welcomed Derek Mackay’s new £50m Town Centre Fund, announced in the Scottish Budget, as a timely boost for communities ahead of the festive period.

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Job Opportunities at East Lothian Council: HLF Great Place Scheme Project Officer & Cockenzie CARS Project Officer

East Lothian Council are recruiting for the following positions, with 27th January as the closing date for applications.

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Job Opportunity: Project Development Manager, North Lanarkshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council - To support the delivery of North Lanarkshire Council’s ‘Ambition Plan’ for physical regeneration and growth, we are seeking to appoint a Project Development Manager as part of the new Growth Team within Enterprise and Housing Resources.

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Scotsman Feature on Digital and Energy Opportunities for Towns Published

The latest quarterly feature on Scotland's Towns has been published in the Scotman's Vision Magazine. This edition explores opportunities linked to digital and local carbon energy infrastructure, with guest articles from BT Scotland and SP Energy Networks.

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