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STP Chair Leigh Sparks: The Future of Shopping Centres in Scotland’s Towns

This article was written by Chair of STP, Professor Leigh Sparks, and originally published on his blog Stirling Retail. It discusses a summit held on the Future of Shopping Centres in Scotland’s Towns in March 2019, convened by Revo (the new name for British Council of Shopping Centres), Scotland’s Towns Partnership and DWF...

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Local Film Festival Challenge Fund Open for Applications: Closes 1 July 2019

Ever thought of setting up a Film Festival in your community? Or perhaps you’re already running one, but would like to try something completely new.

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Job Opportunity: Project Coordinator, Kirkintilloch Business Improvement District

Kirkintilloch Business Improvement District Steering Group have been awarded funding by the Scottish Government to develop a Business Improvement District (BID) in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire.  An individual experienced in developing and providing direct support and services to business users is sought to fill this post.

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Job Opportunity: Town Centre Regeneration Officer (Temporary) at North Ayrshire Council

This post is based in the Regeneration team within our Economic Growth Service. Reporting to the Team Manager, Regeneration, you will be involved in the development and implementation of physical regeneration projects which will improve town centres within North Ayrshire. For more details see the attached Role Profile at the link...

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Scotland's Towns Partnership Submission to the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland

Scotland's Towns Partnership has submitted its views to the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland. The document has also received endorsement from Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS), and Scotland’s Regeneration Forum (SURF). The submission can be read below. 

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Job Opportunity: Architectural Heritage Scotland

COULD YOU HELP SUPPORT GROUPS TRYING TO FIND SUSTAINABLE NEW USES FOR HISTORIC BUILDINGS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES WITH ADVICE, GRANTS AND SOCIAL INVESTMENT? The AHF has secured funding from Historic Environment Scotland to increase its capacity to deliver projects in Scotland through employing a new Scotland Support Officer.   

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Investing in Communities: £11.5 Million Fund Open for Applications

Scottish Government - Community groups and projects can now apply to the new £11.5 million Investing in Communities Fund to tackle disadvantage, poverty and inequality.

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Walkipedia: Information Hub on Walking and Active Travel Launched

A new website has been launched bringing together key information and evidence relating to walking, pedestrians, and active travel in Scotland. 

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Using Greenspace Data to Understand Your Town: Ordnance Survey Blog on Understanding Scottish Places

The Ordnance Survey has published a blog on the use of greenspace data in the Understanding Scottish Places tool.

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National Events Programme Celebrates Round 40 Milestone

Event Scotland - A kickboxing competition; the World Coastal Rowing Championship; a brand-new music festival celebrating the very best of The Highlands; and a special anniversary for a significant Scottish landmark are just some of the events which will benefit from a share of £143,500 from EventScotland’s National Events Programme Fund....

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