Many thanks for coming to see the BIDs Scotland website. As the national organisation for BIDs in Scotland we will always provide support, advice and encouragement to business groups, communities and local authorities considering a business improvement district. 

To get an understanding of BIDs our Talking BIDs section features David Urquhart and Malcolm Brown, the chairs of Elgin and Queensferry Ambition talking about their towns and how a BID is helping them to improve their town centres for their businesses and the local community. Click here for more information. 

Alternatively our BIDs Model at Work gives some examples of traditional BIDs, although the BIDs model can be used when ever a group of businesses want to work collectively and invest together in improving their business environment or grow their market sector. Please click here for more information.

Our Videos about BIDs page gives a few examples of projects delivered by the Scottish BIDs and some examples of projects from elsewhere in the world, whilst the Enterprising Bathgate videos show how a BID is developed and some of the work they have done. Please click here for more information.

We are always happy to talk about how a BID can help your businesses and local community, my telephone number and email contact is below if you want to get in touch.


Best wishes



Ian Davison Porter Director BIDs Scotland

Telephone 0131 629 0065

Email ian.davisonporter @bids-scotland.com


Helping to build stronger communities in Scotland

Many of the business improvement districts now in operation are not only working with their local businesses, but also working with local groups, community councils and other local interest groups to bring about improvement through collective effort, reducing duplication and improving delivery at a local level, bringing about positive change.

To read more of what a business improvement districts can deliver for local businesses and the community click here to read The National Review of BIDs in Scotland 2013 






BIDs Scotland is happy to advertise employment opportunities or situations wanted for BIDs, town, city, place management and urban regeneration roles free of charge and these will be circulated to our members.

If you would like to find out more please email ian.davisonporter @bids-scotland.com 


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