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BUSINESSES across the city have decided to go private ahead of Glasgow City Council’s controversial commercial waste project being enforced.  Business Improvement Districts (BiD) in Byres Road and Shawlands, say they have already put plans into...
Thursday, 24 May 2018
Over the last two years street artists from around the world have been adding a touch of colour to the Granite City. While the traditional buildings still sparkle in the sun, behind the main thoroughfare of Aberdeen lies magnificent pieces of art, of...
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
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Lasers have been deployed as the latest weapon to shift birds out from a Moray town centre. Gulls in Elgin have become increasingly notorious as they have become bolder and more territorial in recent years. Incidents in the town have led to food being...
Friday, 18 May 2018
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Aberdeen City Centre is not immune to the challenge to the high street that is being experienced just about everywhere else in the country. To an extent the vibrant oil and gas sector provided some insulation over the past few years, but it is well...
Friday, 18 May 2018
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More than 60 people from local tourism groups packed into Peebles’ Eastgate Theatre for the official launch of the Tweed Valley Tourism Business Improvement District (BID). The project is being set up to help promote the area as a world-class cycling...
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Organisers are delighted with the response to new fitness classes on Kirkcaldy’s waterfront following the launch of the sessions on Tuesday. Kirkcaldy 4 All is piloting the initiative which is designed to encourage the over 55s in the town to get...
Friday, 11 May 2018
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Artists and designers are being called on to come up with a Lerwick town centre mascot. The character would be used in campaigns to promote the town and would feature in town centre events. Living Lerwick is behind the scheme and project manager Emma...
Thursday, 03 May 2018
A group aiming to rejuvenate a north-east high street will soon launch their first major project - tackling pesky gulls. The Rediscover Peterhead business improvement district (BID) was approved by local shopkeepers last year. More than 200 businesses...
Monday, 23 April 2018
Launching to coincide with the 20th Anniversary of New York Tartan Week Tartan Cents, launching today, is a pilot programme which is being designed to create a platform to mobilise Scotland’s US based diaspora through an innovative grant funding...
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
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A PROSECCO van, pizza making, gin and coffee tasting events, as well as cooking with Khushi’s, are just some of the attractions for Dunfermline’s food and craft weekend. It takes place on May 5 and 6 and has been organised by Dunfermline Delivers and...
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
A Ross-shire town aims to revive its flagging fortunes by establishing a Business Improvement District (Bid). The proposal to acquire Bid status has been named “Dingwall Means Business” under the leadership of project manager George Murray. It is one...
Sunday, 08 April 2018
18th – 20th June 2018, Berlin, Germany The 2018 World Towns Leadership Summit in Berlin, Germany will explore the future roles of urban place management organizations in the smart city movement. The 2018 Summit will focus on a deeper deliberation into...
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
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Data collected will help the Town make public spaces even better NEWMARKET, ON, March 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Spring has officially sprung and with warmer weather around the corner, Newmarket residents can get outside and enjoy all that Newmarket has to offer...
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Falkirk Police have promised locals they can stay safe in Falkirk town centre this Easter and there will be help for those who need it. Working in partnership with Falkirk Business Improvement District (BID), local emergency services are operating a...
Thursday, 22 March 2018
A new manager has been appointed to oversee the delivery of a business improvement plan in Peterhead following a shock depature. Ken Duncan left the job with Rediscover Peterhead after a month in the role due to “personal reasons”. Now local councillor...
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Location: Buchan House, St Peter Street, Peterhead Salary: £33,253 - £34,728 per year Hours: 36.35 per week Full Time, Fixed Contract Ref: ABS13127   Job Description To provide professional advice on property and construction to the...
Monday, 19 March 2018
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Partnership working in Aberdeen city centre has been hailed as an exemplar to the rest of the country after it secured the prestigious Purple Flag accreditation for a fifth year in a row. Led by business organisation Aberdeen Inspired, with support...
Monday, 19 March 2018
We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to work alongside the BID Manager as a Part-Time Office and Social Media Assistant. The successful applicant will carry out a wide range of administrative tasks in the...
Friday, 16 March 2018
Beautiful Scotland is a long-established community environmental improvement campaign which we run in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society RHS) under the Britain in Bloom campaign. The programme supports community groups across Scotland as...
Monday, 12 March 2018
South Lanarkshire’s councillors this week triggered an eight-week consultation on the regeneration of Hamilton town centre. A report outlining a wave of measures to improve the area went before the Community and Enterprise Resources committee on Tuesday...
Monday, 12 March 2018
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Several types of tax districts have been proposed to help fund the BeltLine – including a forthcoming Buckhead segment — and possibly the park proposed to be built over Ga. 400. The details of such tax districts can be confusing. The following is a guide...
Monday, 05 March 2018
A record number of venues in Falkirk are celebrating having achieved accreditation from Best Bar None. The local awards ceremony took place last night (Monday) at the Westfield Lounge in Falkirk Stadium and saw 19 venues recognised with accreditation...
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Edinburgh’s city centre Business Improvement District, or BID, is one of the largest outside London – and we like to think it’s also one of the most successful. But the most common questions we’re asked are: What is a BID?, What does it do? and Do we...
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Aberdeen Inspired are recruiting a Digital Communications & Marketing Manager Salary: circa 26k per annum, dependant on skills and experience. Contract Type: Hours: 35 pw Job Role This is a new and exciting role within the organisation ideal for a...
Thursday, 01 March 2018
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) On 25 May 2018 most processing of personal data by organisations will have to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. The presentation below was made by the Information Commissioners Office...
Friday, 23 February 2018
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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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