The National Review of Town Centres, Community and Enterprise in Scotland's Town Centrtes was led by Malcolm Fraser supported by an External Advisory Group which included the public and private sectors.
The report makes recommendations for action which includes the increased use of Business Improvement Districts,
‘Town centre partnerships and local authority town centre managers provide collaborative models and further support for an increased use of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), where existing businesses invest with local authorities in the future of their areas, can help to expand a town centre’s economic base.’
and a demonstration digital project aligned to local Business Improvement Districts.
‘Town Centre Digital Demonstration Project: a demonstration digital learning network, aligned to local Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and the Digital Scotland Strategy, growing and enhancing digital skills and pooling existing community, business and local authority resources, knowledge and expertise.’
“We want to take every measure possible to ensure our town centres are vibrant places”
Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
For a full copy of the National Review of Town Centres please click here.