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Voting Open for Scotland's Most Beautiful High Street 2019!

The public will have the chance to vote for the nation’s most beautiful high street, with eight towns having made the shortlist and now vying for the crown.

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Scotland's Towns Conference 2019: Book Your Place Today!

At this year's Scotland's Towns Conference, Scotland's Towns Partnership and Scotland's Improvement Districts will bring together 150+ senior level stakeholders from across public, private and third sectors, working to support our towns and city districts.

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STP Chair Leigh Sparks: Towns and Town Centres in Scotland - reflections six years on from Fraser

Leigh Sparks, Chair of STP and Professor of Retail Studies at the University of Stirling, reflects on progress in towns policy and support in Scotland since the Fraser Review, and what the key priorities and asks may look like for towns now. Originally published on Stirling Retail.

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Present Voices – Future Lives: Communities Invited to Contribute Views on Scotland's Future Housing

A new travelling exhibition and engagement will reach 12 locations across Scotland to hear directly from local communities on how they think our homes and communities should look and feel in the future.

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New Data Tool for Welsh Towns Launched

People working and volunteering in Welsh towns and communities will benefit from a new resource to help them identify opportunities in their areas.

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Living Wage Places Toolkit Launched

Carnegie UK Trust - The Living Wage Foundation and Living Wage Scotland have launched a new toolkit to help local areas become Living Wage Places, with support from Carnegie UK Trust.

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Scottish Land Commission: Derelict Sites Contribute to Perceptions of Urban Decline

The Scottish Land Commission this week publishes a research report on the Impact of Vacant and Derelict Land on Communities, which finds that derelict sites can affect a community’s health, environment, economy and social cohesion.

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STP Chair Leigh Sparks Co-Publishes Research on Social Impact of Local Convenience Stores

Scotland's Towns Partnership's Chair and Professor of Retail Studies at the University of Stirling, Leigh Sparks, has co-published new research with Dr Maria Rybaczewska on the social and economic value of local convenience stores in Scotland. Read Professor Spark's blog post on the research below. 

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2019 SURF Awards Shortlist Announced

SURF is pleased to announce the 2019 shortlist for their prestigious national awards scheme, which showcases success in responding to regeneration challenges in communities across Scotland.

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SURF is Recruiting for a Board Member! Deadline Friday 25 October 2019

SURF – Scotland’s Regeneration Forum is looking for suitable candidates to join its volunteer Board of Directors. They want to further enhance their collective knowledge and experience as they strive to further improve regeneration policy and practice, to the benefit of disadvantaged communities across Scotland.

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