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Wednesday 21 March 2018, 9.15am - 2.00pm, Council Chambers, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ Come and join Living Streets Scotland to hear how towns and cities across the country and beyond are creating world-class places for walking.  Our summit will...
Monday, 19 February 2018
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Sustrans Scotland's Community Links programme provides funding for the creation of infrastructure that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle for everyday journeys. The programme is funded by Transport Scotland and has funded hundreds of projects...
Monday, 19 February 2018
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Aberdeen’s historic archives are set to be brought to life when a street art festival returns later this year. Carrie Reichardt, the first confirmed artist for the Nuart Aberdeen festival, paid a visit to the Granite City this week to explore Aberdeen...
Friday, 16 February 2018
Aberdeen Inspired urges MSPs to bring 'Agent of Change' principle into law Officials in Aberdeen are calling on the Scottish Government to adopt a more balanced approach to planning laws for live music venues. They are pushing for the "Agent of Change"...
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Location: Stirling Salary: £17,000 pro rata for a 16 hour week-days to be agreed and also subject to work priorities Overview  Here at Go Forth Stirling, we’re more than just people who implement projects and initiatives, we are passionate about...
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Tourism operators in the Tweed Valley hope to follow in the wake of Nessie by becoming a Business Improvement District. Loch Ness became the first and, as yet, only tourist-focussed BID in Scotland almost four years ago. But this week the Tweed Valley...
Monday, 12 February 2018
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Inverness City Centre Business Improvement District (Bid) is moving into its second decade with the launch of a new five-year plan it hopes will shape the commercial heart of the Highlands until 2023. City centre businesses have until March 23 to vote...
Thursday, 08 February 2018
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Newsletter 10.01.2018
Thursday, 08 February 2018
In a new series looking at how to make the economy work for everyone, Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty finds out how Preston turned its fortunes around by spending locally The city of Preston in Lancashire dates back to Roman times. It is listed...
Thursday, 01 February 2018
REBUILD Dunfermline Palace, turn Canmore Street into a ‘posh bar street’, convert half of the Glen into an amusement park and put a glass roof over the High Street.  A cinema, leisure facilities and a rooftop cafe – “similar to the Bullring...
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
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Special menus have been unveiled by several Aberdeen restaurants for a new project which aims to boost customer numbers and showcase the best cuisine in the Granite City. More than 30 city centre restaurants have signed up to the first Aberdeen...
Monday, 29 January 2018
Closing date Sunday 4th February 2018 Here at Falkirk Delivers, we’re more than just people who implement projects and initiatives, we are passionate about our town centre and are striving to make it a great place for those who shop, work, live and...
Friday, 26 January 2018
A WALKING tourism bonanza could await businesses around Loch Ness after it emerged that work will start next month to complete the final section of a long-distance trail looping the famous waterway. The work comes after £143,000 worth of funding was...
Monday, 22 January 2018
Tweed Valley Tourist Consortium have been awarded funding by the Scottish Government and Scottish Borders Council to develop a tourism focused Business Improvement District (BID) in the Tweed Valley. An individual with a background in tourism,...
Monday, 22 January 2018
One Dalkeith  have received funding to develop a Business Improvement District (BID). This BID will focus on the town centre and the wider Dalkeith business community. An individual experienced in developing and providing direct support and/or...
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
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The North-east is to benefit from a funding scheme as part of a bid to encourage recycling and reduce waste. Aberdeen Inspired is set to host an initiative which will see businesses in the city provide ideas to help improve waste services. The firms...
Thursday, 04 January 2018
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There are hopes that Living Lerwick can "wipe the slate clean and start again" after the appointment of two new managers to run the organisation over the next five years. Emma Miller and Selina-May Miller will take over the reins from Christena Irvine...
Friday, 22 December 2017
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Plans to regenerate Langlee have taken a step forward this week with the unveiling of a masterplan. And a separate deal has been signed off to draw up regeneration plans for Galashiels town centre. Scottish Borders Council and Waverley Housing are...
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
The purpose of this paper is to present the background to the development of the World Towns’ Framework, developed in June 2016 at the inaugural World Towns Leadership Summit in Scotland. The paper also provides an academic underpinning to the four...
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
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A new campaign - featuring a range of winter discounts - has been launched in Glasgow which aims to encourage more punters to shop locally. Business across the west end of Glasgow have teamed up to see off the competition from online shopping sites. A...
Thursday, 14 December 2017
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Santa and Rudolph return to the Grassmarket area for festive fun On Saturday 16th December Santa and his friends will be returning to the Grassmarket for free, family-friendly Christmas festivities. Organised and facilitated by the Greater Grassmarket...
Thursday, 14 December 2017
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Selkirk will become the Borders’ first town to have a business improvement district (BID) – thanks to a 55% majority vote of businesses in the town....While not a whitewash by any means, it was enough support to get the ball rolling. It will see the...
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
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No less a leader than ­Winston Churchill said: “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing, but reflection…” So with the Christmas festivities now well under way in the heart of Edinburgh it is an opportune time to reflect – and look back on a...
Monday, 11 December 2017
Groups and organisations are being sought to test innovative ways of managing the UK's public parks following a £2 million National Lottery funding boost for the Rethinking Parks programme. A second scheme - Bloomsbury Squared - tested a way of...
Friday, 08 December 2017
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BY Adrian Watson, CEO, Aberdeen Inspired and Chairman of Association of Town and City Management Scotland TOWNS matter. Urban areas of all sizes across the UK have been struggling for decades. Whether it’s the loss of our traditional industries such as...
Thursday, 07 December 2017
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YULETIDE NIGHT IN LARGS WILL BE FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY This year’s Largs Yuletide evening parade will be taking place on Thursday 7th December, kick starting an evening of celebrations, festive fireworks and fun for all the family. Once again, Explore...
Thursday, 07 December 2017
A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about how land is developed and used. Current Status of the Bill This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities,...
Wednesday, 06 December 2017
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Santa and his elves to switch on the Greater Grassmarket’s Christmas lights The Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District (BID) kicks off the Old Town’s festive celebrations with the official switching on of the Christmas lights in the...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017
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Police Scotland is once again teaming up with Falkirk’s retailers in an effort to discourage crime in the town centre over the festive season.   The Operation Christmas message is simple – anyone thinking of causing anti-social behaviour or...
Friday, 24 November 2017
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A £2.4m scheme to help restore and enhance buildings in Aberdeen's Union Street has been launched. The five-year Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (Cars) is aimed at rejuvenating the city's main thoroughfare. It will provide grants to property...
Friday, 24 November 2017
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Book and a Brew encourages visitors to discover a new book in the Greater Grassmarket The Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District (BID) is celebrating Book Week Scotland with Book and a Brew, offering customers a free hot drink when they buy...
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
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BID4Oban are once again thrilled to bring the Annual Reindeer Parade and Christmas Light Switch to Oban for all, both young and old, to enjoy and celebrate this special time of the year. As the beginning of the 10-day Oban Winter Festival this brings...
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
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Gorebridge Connected and Track2Train aim to use the funding to revitalise the centre of Gorebridge and boost its economy Major funding packages totalling £3.4m have been secured to revitalise the centre of a former mining community in Midlothian. The...
Monday, 20 November 2017
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Year 9 of Essential Edinburgh Annual Review 2016 - 2017 Year 9 of Essential...
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
This report presents examples of how Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and cultural organisations can work together to drive economic growth and help their communities thrive.It includes examples of best practice to inspire BIDs and...
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
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A bid to boost the Scottish Borders economy by increasing visitor numbers has taken a step forward. Initial funding from the Scottish government has been secured to develop a tourism based Business Improvement District (BID) in the Tweed Valley. It...
Thursday, 09 November 2017
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Hundreds of people congregated on the steps of the Caird Hall to officially send off Dundee’s bid to become European Capital of Culture on Thursday. Contents of the 80-page bid documents are being kept secret so as not to give any advantage to other...
Friday, 27 October 2017
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BID4Oban is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its ballot for a second term of running the Business Improvement District in Oban. Of the votes cast there was a 75 per cent poll in favour of the BID continuing for the next...
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
A fresh bid to revitalise Dundee city centre is under way after a new project held its first meeting. The Dundee Business Improvement District (BID) project aims to help city centre businesses flourish by providing them with up to £700,000 of financial...
Monday, 02 October 2017
Love Gt Western Rd Emerging BID Exciting post for a multi talented individual or team.   The Gt Western Rd Traders Association is seeking a project team or individual  to take the lead in the development of the BID for Love Gt...
Thursday, 14 September 2017
Troon BID Consultation Manager role – Job advert Project Manager – Troon Business Improvement District (BID) Project Manager The role of the Project Manager will be to take the lead in the development of the Business Improvement District (BID)...
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Prospectus and application form for the Making Places initiative – the evolution of the Charrettes fund. Applications are open until Friday 13 October 2017. We have launched the 2017 to 2018 Making Places initiative to encourage communities to...
Monday, 11 September 2017
In just a few weeks business owners in Peterhead will make their voices heard in a vote that could change the future of the port. Plans for a business improvement district (Bid) project were unveiled back in May and have since garnered support from...
Monday, 11 September 2017
The event has now drawn to a close with thousands enjoying the public art trail. The BIG Stampede is over – but tens of thousands of people enjoyed the public art trail that brought ‘jungle fever’ to Hamilton. More than 100 giraffes, rhinos, lions,...
Monday, 11 September 2017
Watch the Video, plus KPI figures. Visit Falkirk Growth Fund - Film 2. Watch the Video by clicking the link   Agreed Claim Key Performance Indicators Progress to date and comment: Please provide any results detail of the monitoring...
Friday, 08 September 2017
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Friday, 14 July 2017
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A new service has been launched that seeks to address a visible problem with rough sleeping in Edinburgh. The Homeless Navigator Project is a new Comic Relief and Essential Edinburgh funded service within Cyrenians that aims to offer an alternative...
Friday, 08 September 2017
Performances by award-winning writers and musicians, comedy in the dark, a disco for babies… These are just some of the events on offer during the brand new Outwith Festival, taking place over four days in Dunfermline, from September 7 to 10. There’s...
Monday, 04 September 2017
The Book Festival is back for a second year, with fiction, fantasy, history and superheroes. The Byres Road Book Festival returns for its second year on September 22, with guests including Chris Brookmyre. The hub of the festival remains in the west...
Monday, 04 September 2017