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Scottish Library and Information Council have published 'Forward: Scotland's Public Library Strategy' for 2021-2025.

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Recent guidance 'Small Changes can make a Big Difference' produced by MACS encouraging active travel projects to enhance accessibility. 

View the report here

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Applications for the fund closed at 5pm on Friday 1st October. 

 Applications are currently being assessed by the Scotland Loves Local II Fund panel.

The fund received more applications than expected and is presently oversubscribed. Therefore, the expected announcement of successful applications is early November 2021.

 

The £10 million Scottish Government Scotland Loves Local Fund, a multi-year support scheme, aims to encourage people to think local first, supporting businesses and enterprises in their community. A total of £2 million-worth of grants will be available this financial year.

We held a launch and information webinar on Wednesday 11th August with the Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth, Tom Arthur MSP and Scotland's Towns Partnership. You can watch the recording here. 

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Following the recent £50 million Town Centre Boost Fund, an additional stimulus of £18 million of capital investment has been allocated to support our town centres. The Town Centre Captail Fund, allocated and distributed with agreement from COSLA Leadership and the Scottish Government has been apportioned to Scotland's Local Authorities. 

This resource page will be updated with further information on the Town Centre Capital Fund to support local authorities. 

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This report introduces and walks through the process that has been used in Cupar, Fife to create the UK's first Digital Improvement District, Cupar Now. 

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These resources from the UK's High Streets Task Force can help you to create a customised routemap for your high street or town centre, from crisis to recovery and transformation, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Note: applications for this fund are now closed. The below information is intended for informational purposes only. 

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Scotland's Towns Partnership holds regular events and webinars for the custodians of Scotland's towns and city districts. All of the learning and resources from these are available in our series of event reports. Access these on our Wakelet page here

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Living Wage Places: A toolkit on tackling low pay by celebrating local action, published jointly by the Living Wage Foundation, Living Wage Scotland and supported by the Carnegie UK Trust, provides valuable, practical insight for places of all size across the UK to begin their own Living Wage Place journey. Access here.

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Walkipedia brings together the key sources of information and evidence relating to walking, pedestrians, and active travel and to highlight some of the main points from these sources.

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