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Funding boost in battle to revive run-down town centres

SOCIAL Justice Secretary Alex Neil has pledged £1.7 million of funding to help inject new life into Scotland’s run-down town centres. He told The National in an exclusive interview that “town centres are by no means dead, there is a future for them but we’ve got to work at it...

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Love Your Town! Scotland’s Towns Week Launches

Scotland’s Towns Week officially launched in Scottish Parliament yesterday (2nd September 2015) during an evening reception which celebrated the diversity of Scotland’s small and rural towns, ahead of Towns Week which runs 16th – 22nd November 2015 Scotland-wide. Around 150 representatives from across Scotland’s towns, showed their support for the...

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Latest news from Creative Scotland - August

The latest news from Creative Scotland: £2.4million boost to cultural activity across Scotland, National Library of Scotland to host 2015 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship and Roadshow to help artists showcase their talents.

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A Week on the High Street

The latest news from the 'High Street' & beyond. A look at the week's openings and closures across the UK High Street, Retail Parks and Shopping Centre from the Local Data Company.

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Stagecoach supports drive to regenerate Scotland’s communities

Transport operator Stagecoach Group is joining forces with Scotland’s Towns Partnership to help support the regeneration of the country’s towns and communities. The aim is to improve connectivity, community and prosperity for towns across Scotland and help facilitate their success by sharing ideas, delivering improved accessibility and raising the profile...

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Stations Community Regeneration Fund

ScotRail and Transport Scotland are seeking applications for a £1.5million community fund, designed to breathe new life into old and disused railway station premises. The Stations Community Regeneration Fund enables business and community groups to transform redundant station rooms into facilities to benefit local people.

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Minister: Shared space must have public support

The council must ensure its planned shared space scheme for a town centre reflects what people want, a Scottish minister said this week. It’s also vital East Dunbartonshire Council take into account the needs of disabled people, added Local Government and Community Empowerment Minister Marco Biagi. Mr Biagi spoke to...

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Call for overhaul as business rates condemned as greatest threat to retail jobs and Scotland's town centres

BUSINESS rates are crippling Scotland's high streets, are responsible for widespread job losses and in need of urgent reform, retail leaders have claimed.

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Vacant to Vibrant - We Can Do Messy

STP Chair, Leigh Sparks' latest blog with guest blogger, Iain Scott, Can Do Towns on Falkirk's new Can Do Town Hub.

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New funding to support community organisations in town centre-based projects

The Scottish Government’s new £1.7m Town Centre Communities Capital Fund is open to community  organisations and is designed to  support capital projects which will make ‘real and lasting improvements to town centres across Scotland’.

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