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Inverurie Ltd - BID Manager Do you want to take the lead in making Inverurie Town Centre better? We Are Inverurie Ltd need to appoint a BID Manager to drive delivery of a £500,000 min 5 year BID Business Plan from 2017 - 2022 to benefit...
Friday, 18 August 2017
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A major redevelopment of an Aberdeen shopping complex has been backed by council planners. The owners of Bon Accord and St Nicholas centres have applied to expand the facility out to George Street. Included in the proposals would be an extension of...
Friday, 18 August 2017
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A night-time economy manager has been appointed in Aberdeen. Business-led initiative Aberdeen Inspired has named Nicola Johnston as the person to promote the city's nightlife. Miss Johnston is seen as being an important link between the licensed...
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
An ambitious £750,000 plan to transform Peterhead into a digital town centre with CCTV protection and free wi-fi for visitors has been unveiled. Rediscover Peterhead’s five-year initiative also includes a deep clean of the town’s shopping district,...
Thursday, 10 August 2017
If you’ve seen us speak at a conference lately, you’ve heard the news – tourism improvement districts are booming!   From humble beginnings in 1989, to a global phenomenon, tourism improvement districts are on the rise.  Let’s take a look...
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Restaurant Improvement Districts are the latest evolution of the business improvement district concept. In a restaurant improvement district, restaurant owners join forces to fund collective marketing efforts, events, and branding campaigns. Restaurant...
Thursday, 10 August 2017
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St Andrews Business Improvement District (BID) will be restructuring, as its current manager prepares for pastures new. Rhonda McCrimmon, BID manager, is stepping down from the role and will be replaced by two new employees, a business manager and an...
Monday, 07 August 2017
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In the Grassmarket they are bringing back their ambassadors for the second year running. They will be able to guide the public and answer any questions on everything from transport to history. They will promote local markets and heritage trails and...
Thursday, 03 August 2017
BID St Andrews are currently recruiting for two new positions; a Business Manager and a BID Administrator. The ideal candidates will be enthusiastic all-rounders who are flexible and imaginative. The roles will be based in St Andrews at the BID office at...
Wednesday, 02 August 2017
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Children in Carluke are being coaxed away from their computer screens and outdoors to play. Carluke’s business improvement district team is inviting them to learn, teach or play old street and playground games. After the success of its Easter fund,...
Monday, 31 July 2017
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More than 90 businesses have pledged to support a new coalition to help resurrect the heart of Peterhead. John Pascoe, Katrina Allan, John Cameron and Iain Sutherland launched the project yesterday The Rediscover Peterhead business improvement...
Friday, 28 July 2017
The man who swapped catching criminals for championing businesses says he is “sick fed up of Aberdeen playing second fiddle to the Central Belt”. Adrian Watson took over as chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired one year ago, following a 30-year career in...
Thursday, 27 July 2017
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A Falkirk project taking elderly people on cycle rides hopes to expand after a BBC video on the scheme went viral. Cycling Without Age Falkirk was the subject of a BBC3 Amazing Humans film which has been viewed more than 17 million times since...
Thursday, 27 July 2017
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Plan a night under the stars and enjoy Bill Forsyth in The Botanics from the 17th August. The Glasgow Botanic Gardens is set to be the backdrop for four nights of classic outdoor cinema screenings, celebrating the work of Glasgow’s very own Bill...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
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Excitement is mounting as well over 50 head-turning vehicles head to Largs this summer Bank Holiday for the town’s Classic Car Festival to be staged on the famous Promenade on Sunday, August 6. There’s an amazing array of vehicles from older cars to...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Free parking on Sundays and not charging drivers for the first 30 minutes are some of the proposals under consideration by a new council administration. The new coalition between the Tories, former Labour councillors and Independents is considering a...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
The People and Communities Fund gives cash to projects including training, activities for young people and healthy eating initiatives. Housing Minister Kevin Stewart will announce the funding at the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust, which will be...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
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Investment in Paisley's heritage buildings and high street is a strong sign that ambitious heritage-led transformation plans are bringing a new lease of life to the town.  Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson took a tour round Paisley's town...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
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The Pitt Street plans envisage cafes, restaurants, a residents' lounge, rooftop gardens and around 450 apartments on the site of the former Strathclyde Police base, says Francis Shennan. A PLANNING application submitted in June marks a potential major...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
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A loyalty scheme has been launched for people who shop and use services in Carluke town centre’s business improvement district (BID) area. The scheme gives customers using the new loyalty cards the chance to win a cash prize every month, and it is...
Monday, 24 July 2017
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In a city the street must be supreme. It is the first institution of the city. The street is a room by agreement, a community room, the walls of which belong to the donors, dedicated to the city for common use. Its ceiling is the sky. Today, streets are...
Friday, 21 July 2017
Customers are more likely to frequent a locally minded business than one solely focused on profits. Running a small business can be tough, and without support in your local area it can be even harder. It is imperative to find ways to make your company...
Friday, 21 July 2017
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A former dilapidated Perth church should be transformed into a £2 million public space by spring 2019. Moves to convert St Paul’s Church are progressing and Perth and Kinross Council stated phase one of its scheme for repairing the building, which will...
Friday, 21 July 2017
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Edinburgh and south east Scotland are to receive a multi-million pound boost after the latest City Deal was agreed. The UK and Scottish governments are each investing £300m in the project. The money will be used to support innovation, infrastructure,...
Friday, 21 July 2017
Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, has launched Scottish Golf Tourism Week 2017, as Scotland aims to hit the £300 million target for golf tourism. Supported by VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise, Scottish...
Friday, 21 July 2017
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The park’s Mobile Information Units, still in the prototype stage, unfold from the back of a customized bicycle. Part of the appeal of Governors Island—the 172-acre public park located right off the southern shore of Manhattan—is the park’s...
Friday, 21 July 2017
The uptake of office space in Edinburgh reached an all-time high in the second quarter of this year, with more than 535,000sq ft transacted during the quarter. That figure from Cushman & Wakefield was the highest since the firm began tracking the market...
Friday, 21 July 2017
Design consultants appointed to commence Penicuik heritage project.   The public will be given their chance to influence Penicuik’s upcoming Heritage Regeneration scheme, says Midlothian Council. Midlothian Council last week appointed design...
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
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A new guide on aquiring and redeveloping community facilities has been published online. Geoff Fagan, from the charity Cadispa, and Drennan Watson, formerly of Landwise Scotland, have co-authored the guide to help management committees with updgrading...
Monday, 17 July 2017
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Paisley has been shortlisted as the sole Scottish contender vying to become the UK City of Culture in 2021. The Renfrewshire town is up against Coventry, Stoke, Sunderland and Swansea for the title, credited with attracting major investment to former...
Monday, 17 July 2017
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COMPANIES across Halesowen have called for change by rallying behind the town’s proposal to become a Business Improvement District (BID). A large number of businesses have declared their support for the proposal after speaking to BID...
Monday, 17 July 2017
A former department store is to be given a revamp as part of a £1.3m regeneration project now up and running in Jedburgh. A conservation area regeneration scheme, similar to ones already launched in Selkirk and Kelso, is in operation in the town...
Monday, 17 July 2017
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Cardiff Business Improvement District (BID) has announced three new Street Ambassadors after success of first 90 days of scheme. In April, Cardiff BID appointed seven Street Ambassadors in Cardiff to be their eyes and ears on the capital’s streets, give...
Friday, 14 July 2017
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SHOPS and businesses could join forces to give Bradford city centre a £2.5 million boost, if an ambitious new plan wins a local referendum. A team of business leaders, led by Broadway manager Ian Ward, hopes to take Bradford’s regeneration to...
Friday, 14 July 2017
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Football legend Denis Law has opened Scotland's first Cruyff Court in Aberdeen. The community sports facility in the city centre offers free sessions, including football, hockey and tennis, and is accessible 24 hours a day. There are almost 200...
Friday, 14 July 2017
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Friday, 14 July 2017
Prestwick Town has been awarded funding by the Scottish Government and South Ayrshire Council to develop a Business Improvement District (BID). An individual experienced in developing and providing direct support and/or services to business users is...
Thursday, 13 July 2017
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1st place for the BID Aberdeen Inspired.  In the opinion of the jury, a street art festival has created a very special atmosphere, giving the inhabitants a new picture of their city.  On the picture (from left to right) Ross Grant (Project...
Thursday, 13 July 2017
The independent review of the planning system reported in May 2016. In January we published Places, People and Planning, setting out an integrated package of proposed improvements to planning. Consultation on these proposals closed on 4 April 2017 and...
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
This is a consultation on guidance for local authorities on how to fulfil the requirements of Part 8 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 in relation to common good property. Why We Are Consulting Part 8 of the Community Empowerment...
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
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Flower Power isn't dead.   Planters have been sprouting up along bike lanes in Toronto’s Financial and Entertainment districts to protect cyclists on busy streets.   Set up between bollards, the flexible white posts marking bike...
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
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As cities push to become more environmentally friendly, transportation planners are being asked to consider how both traffic and water flows through their streets.  When you think of city streets, chances are you think of them as a transportation...
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Traders in Stirling have voted by a 58 per cent majority to create a new Business Improvement District (BID) for the city. The scheme will potentially raise an additional £750,000 of outside funding to a £1.6m fund to boost the commercial fortunes...
Thursday, 06 July 2017
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    The Kids’ Historic Trail, suitable for children aged six and above, features 11 hotspots in the Grassmarket and takes around an hour to complete. The Trail aims to educate children on the history of the Old Town, whilst bringing...
Thursday, 06 July 2017
Falkirk Delivers scoop BID of the Year Award, and Aberdeen Inspired has won the Innovation Award at the Association of Town and City Management’s (ATCM) annual awards which were held in Bournemouth on Thursday, June 29.Aberdeen was also placed...
Wednesday, 05 July 2017
In recent weeks there has been further changes in Falkirk’s town centre – and ambitious plans revealed which would give it a further boost. Entrepreneur Douglas Hannigan has found four new clients for his properties, all independent companies, which he...
Friday, 30 June 2017
The Pride of Inverurie Awards will recognise the very best of the town and surrounding area, celebrating the best traders, community champions, tourist spots and local heroes. Organised by the town’s new events and charity organising committee, there...
Thursday, 29 June 2017
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Nairnshire entrepreneurs are being urged to fling their weight behind a new initiative to boost the area’s economy. The team leading a local business improvement district (Bid) is looking for traders to join a steering group to oversee the...
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
The ‘We are INverurie’ BID (Business Improvement District) Project has been given the green light by the Town’s businesses today after a huge 87.2% of the eligible business owners voted YES. The full results of the vote are: Total votes cast 125 – votes...
Monday, 26 June 2017
Community-led organisations from across Scotland are invited to apply to the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) for funding to support local projects that tackle climate change. CCF grants of up to £150,000 per organisation, per year,...
Tuesday, 20 June 2017