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South of Scotland Enterprise Chair Supports Scotland Loves Local Campaign

A leading enterprise figure is backing the Scotland Loves Local campaign, urging all shoppers to think local first to support the economy in its recovery from the impact of Covid-19.

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Call for Evidence: Revitalising Scotland’s Town Centres Post-COVID-19

The Town Centre Expert Review Group, announced last month by Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell, has put out a call for written evidence on how to revitalise town centres in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Communities Secretary Backs 'Scotland Loves Local' in Daily Record Column

The Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, Aileen Campbell MSP, has underlined her and the Scottish Government's support for the #ScotlandLovesLocal campaign.

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Scotland Loves Local: Major Campaign Urges Public to Shop Local Safely to Fuel Coronavirus Recovery

Members of the public are being urged to think local first and help fuel the nation’s financial fightback from coronavirus as part of a major campaign encouraging them to support local businesses in their town centre whilst still being aware of the public health guidelines.

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Going Digital to Support Town Centre Recovery: Place-Based Digital Platforms, Tools and Services

There are a number of digital apps, tools and services that can help support local economic recovery as town centres and high streets reopen following the coronavirus lockdown. To assist place managers seeking to make greater use of digital tools for their town, Scotland’s Towns Partnership has drawn up an...

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Give Your Views on Communities Channel Scotland and the Social Impact Pledge

Since 2014, the Communities Channel Scotland website has been acting as a first-port of call for many community organisations, providing and linking to important information and sharing the great work of groups across the country.

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COVID-19: Links to Support for Towns & Improvement Districts

This document signposts to key sources of support and advice relevant to towns, city-districts and communities in order to help the custodians of Scotland’s places respond to the impact of coronavirus.

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Aberdeenshire Council and Towns Case Studies – Response to Lockdown and Reopening

Aberdeenshire Council, businesses, charities and volunteers have pulled together to support vulnerable residents, frontline workers and town centres during the COVID-19 lockdown and re-opening. Below are four short case studies demonstrating the local response effort in Aberdeenshire and what is being done to prepare for town centre recovery as businesses...

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Towns Support Webinar - Opening Safely and Managing Shared Spaces

As lockdown is relaxed and more businesses reopen, ensuring health guidance is observed and shared spaces are managed safely is an important task to help people feel confident to shop locally.

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Scottish Land Commission Publishes Guidance for Developing Vacant or Derelict Land

Guidance published this week by the Scottish Land Commission places wellbeing as a central consideration when assessing the business case for developing vacant or derelict land.

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